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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Hfr ErfÓl 20I

[1] samr vas ôrr of ævi ‘the envoy ... was ... about the life’: The line lacks skothending. Finnur Jónsson’s emendation of Samr to ‘that’ gives a so-called empty rhyme, in which vowels rhyme without the participation of following consonants, here : ævi (Kuhn 1983, 76; Kristján Árnason 1991, 99-102, 107-10; Gade 1995a, 5-6, 32).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Gade, Kari Ellen. 1995a. The Structure of Old Norse dróttkvætt Poetry. Islandica 49. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
  3. Kristján Árnason. 1991. The Rhythms of Dróttkvætt and Other Old Icelandic Metres. Reykjavík: Institute of Linguistics, University of Iceland.
  4. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1983. Das Dróttkvætt. Heidelberg: Winter.


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