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Note to Anon Mv I 2VII

[6] sætt hreinlífið ‘sweet virtuousness’: This nominal phrase is either nom. or acc. In the present edn, it is treated as a form of address, referring back to S. Andrew in the previous helmingr (see NN §1679; Sperber 1911, 56). Skj B takes it as an embedded cl. with a suppressed verb ‘to be’ referring to the Virgin: hun er den søde kyskhed selv ‘she is blessed virtuousness itself’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Sperber, Hans, ed. 1911. Sechs isländische Gedichte legendarischen Inhalts. Uppsala Universitets årsskrift, filosofi, språkvetenskap och historiska vetenskaper 2. Uppsala: Akademische Buchdruckerei Edv. Berling.

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