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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Játg Lv 1II

[7] ‘lay’: So F, 42ˣ. Lá at lit. ‘lay at, lay that’ or negated lá-at ‘did not lie’ (so E, 81a, 304ˣ, Flat) is either unmetrical (lá at) or makes little sense (lá-at). Skj B takes at as the conj. at ‘that’ introducing the last cl. Such a construction does not otherwise occur, because the finite verb cannot occur in preposition to the conj. (see Kuhn 1983, 118).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1983. Das Dróttkvætt. Heidelberg: Winter.


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