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Note to Eyv Hák 9I

[2] of togin ‘drawn’: Although it might appear strange for the kings to sit with their swords drawn (and Sahlgren 1927-8, I, 78 proposes emendation), Wolff (1952, 105) argues that the point is that the kings are so fierce that even in death they are prepared for battle. Of is the expletive particle.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Sahlgren, Jöran. 1927-8. Eddica et Scaldica. Fornvästnordiska studier I-II. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Wolff, Ludwig. 1952. ‘Eddisch-skaldische Blütenlese’. In Schneider 1952, 92-107.


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