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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Hfr ErfÓl 11I

[All]: Unusually, the variant readings in this helmingr, especially víðast nenna ‘travel most widely’ / víða renna ‘run widely’ (l. 2) and fremra ‘more outstanding’ / frægra ‘more famous’ (l. 3), are all plausible, and none affects the overall meaning. This may suggest oral transmission of different versions of the present stanza, as has been postulated for another isolated helmingr, st. 26a and its alternative version (Krijn 1931, 121).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Krijn, S. A. 1931. ‘Halfred Vandraedaskald’. Neophilologus 16, 46-55, 121-31.

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