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Note to Anon Óldr 22I

[8] fang ‘prey’: Finnur Jónsson’s emendation (Skj B). The line has only five syllables in the ms., and other eds emend to various forms of hangi m. ‘hanged man’. Kock (NN §2548) argues this is an Óðinn-name, Hangi ‘hanged one’, and the base-word of a man-kenning, while Gullberg (1875) emends the second and third words in this line to már hanga ‘gull of the hanged man [RAVEN]’. But the new ms. reading ‘giar’ (see following Note) suggests the third word in l. 8 begins with <g>.


  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. Gullberg, H., ed. 1875. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar: fragment ur “Bergsboken”. Lund: Berling.


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