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Note to Þhorn Harkv 2I

[3] feimu ‘maid’: I.e. ‘girl’. The readings of the FskA transcripts are best understood as corruptions of feimonni (i.e. feimunni, with the article attached). The reading supplies the necessary alliteration; it was proposed by von Friesen (1902, 62-6) and subsequently widely adopted (see Jón Helgason 1968, 15 on the paleography).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Jón Helgason, ed. 1968. Skjaldevers. 3rd edn. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.
  3. Friesen, Otto von. 1902. ‘Om några fornvestnordiska vers’. ANF 18, 62-75.


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