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Note to Hbreiðm Lv 1II

[6] mestum ‘very great’: Most eds (all except Orkn 1887, 139-40) adopt the variant mestum. Although hæstum ‘very high, higher’ (so Flat) means virtually the same thing, it results in two alliterating staves in an even l.


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  2. Orkn 1887 = Gudbrand Vigfusson 1887-94, I.


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