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Note to Arn Hryn 17II

[3] þreytir ‘destroyer’: The reading is agreed by all mss and yields good sense, but fails to provide the necessary skothending, which is out of line with Arnórr’s usual exactitude in this respect, and that of his contemporaries. Emendation to the near-synonymous rýrir was proposed by Konráð Gíslason, 1877, 56 and adopted in Whaley 1998, 177 but, in accord with the conservative policy of this edn, is not adopted here.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Whaley, Diana, ed. and trans. 1998. The Poetry of Arnórr jarlaskáld: An Edition and Study. Westfield Publications in Medieval Studies 8. Turnhout: Brepols.


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