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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, 1. Ynglingatal, 1 [Vol. 1, 9]

[5] sikling (m. acc. sg.) ‘the prince’: The verb viða ‘destroy’ would take a dat. object (see Note to l. 8 below), for which reason Finnur Jónsson (Hkr 1893-1901; Yng 1912; Skj B) emends the mss’ sikling to siklingi, while suppressing the ok ‘and’ found in all mss on metrical grounds. In LP: viða he seems to have changed his view, for there he prints sikling (cf. NN §1780). Skald, ÍF 26 and Hkr 1991 have all chosen ok sikling.


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