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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to ÞjóðA Lv 4II

[4] grǫm; skǫmmu ‘wrathful; a short time ago’: King Haraldr’s metrical point (Context above) is the counsel of perfection, but aðalhendingar with unequal consonant length are quite common (Gade 1995a, 6, 23 and 249, n. 20).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Gade, Kari Ellen. 1995a. The Structure of Old Norse dróttkvætt Poetry. Islandica 49. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.


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