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Note to Arn Magndr 3II

[4] afkart ‘prodigious’: For the various meanings of this adj., see Anon Pl 27/6VII. That the vowel of ‑kart in the present st. is short is suggested by the rhyme afkart : hjarta, and this may be supported by the rhyme of afkárr/afkarr on fjarri in Pl 27/6VII and of launkarr on fjar- in Bjhít Lv 5/8V (cf. Note to st. 5/1 afkárlig, and see further Whaley 1998, 188 on the short vowel).


  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.
  3. Internal references
  4. Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 27’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 198.
  5. Not published: do not cite (Bjhít Lv 5V (BjH 6))


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