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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Arn Þorfdr 3II

[2] jafnan ‘always’: The adv. is here taken with hétk ‘I called’, thus stressing that it was a habit with Arnórr to address the assembled company. It could alternatively modify drakk ‘drank’, or else the subordinate cl. þás stum ‘as we [I] sat’, though it would then duplicate the meaning of hvern vetr ‘each winter’.



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