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Note to Anon Eirm 5I

[5] séi (3rd pers. sg. pres. subj.) ‘it is’: Strictly, ‘(if) it be’ or ‘(if) it should be’. Hofmann (1955, 48-9) remarks that the use of the subj. is unexpected here (since Óðinn has asserted that it must be Eiríkr in st. 4/4-6), and he sees OE syntactic influence at work.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Hofmann, Dietrich. 1955. Nordisch-englische Lehnbeziehungen der Wikingerzeit. BA 14. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.

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