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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon (FoGT) 29III

[2] mensveigjanda ‘necklace-distributor [GENEROUS MAN]’: The emendation men- ‘necklace’ from W’s ‘man’ was first proposed by Björn Magnússon Ólsen (FoGT 1884, 279-80) and has been adopted by all subsequent eds. Man might mean a female slave, though this sense would be inappropriate in context. SnE 1848-87, III, 160 proposed the meaning ‘horse’ (from manr adj. ‘maned one’, only in Akv 29/2), but this sense of the cpd cannot be paralleled.


  1. Bibliography
  2. SnE 1848-87 = Snorri Sturluson. 1848-87. Edda Snorra Sturlusonar: Edda Snorronis Sturlaei. Ed. Jón Sigurðsson et al. 3 vols. Copenhagen: Legatum Arnamagnaeanum. Rpt. Osnabrück: Zeller, 1966.
  3. FoGT 1884 = Björn Magnússon Ólsen, ed. 1884. Den tredje og fjærde grammatiske afhandling i Snorres Edda tilligemed de grammatiske afhandlingers prolog og to andre tillæg. SUGNL 12. Copenhagen: Knudtzon.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()


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