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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Líkn 41VII

[8, 7] ór hugðu ‘from thought’: Dat. of hugða ‘thought’; the prep. phrase is analogous to mæla (or ræða) af hugðu ‘speak one’s mind’ (Fritzner). Cf. LP (1860): hugð, hugða: skýra dýrð ór hugðu ‘to explicate glory in one’s thought [cogitatione]’. Because the prep. is dislocated, Rydberg’s emendation of ór to of, making hugðu (dat.) simply ‘in [our] thought’, is attractive.


  1. Bibliography
  2. LP (1860) = Sveinbjörn Egilsson, ed. 1860. Lexicon poeticum antiquæ linguæ septentrionalis. Copenhagen: Societas Regia antiquariorum septentrionalium.
  3. Fritzner = Fritzner, Johan. 1883-96. Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog. 3 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske forlagsforening. 4th edn. Rpt. 1973. Oslo etc.: Universitetsforlaget.


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