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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Sturl Hrafn 17II

[7] sá er ‘he who’: We would have expected the dem. pron. in the gen. (þess) to agree with the antecendent þengils (m. gen. sg.) ‘the ruler’s’ (l. 6), but in poetry the dem. could also occur in the nom. as the subject of the rel. cl. (see NS §260).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. NS = Nygaard, Marius. 1906. Norrøn syntax. Kristiania (Oslo): Aschehoug. Rpt. 1966.

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