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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 9 [Vol. 7, 803-4]

[7-8]: Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) translates en anden stor stad kan jeg (også) nævne dig ‘I can (also) tell you of another great city’. Kock (NN §1718, cf. §2774) objects to the syntactical discontinuity introduced by retaining ms. ‘þer’, ‘to you’ (l. 8), and points out that nowhere else in Pét is a reader/listener addressed in the 2nd pers. sg. His emendation of þér to þar is adopted here.


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