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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, 1. Ynglingatal, 21 [Vol. 1, 46]

[4] hofgylðir ‘the temple-wolf [FIRE]’: Both this and the J reading ǫlgylðir ‘wolf of the alder’ (J2ˣ) are satisfactory fire-kennings of the type ‘enemy of the tree or the house’ (Meissner 101) and can alliterate either with Ôleifr or with hræ ‘corpse’, and eds have varied in their preference. Hofgylðir is chosen in this edn since it is the reading of the main ms. and since it alliterates with hræ in the first lift of the previous line. In the case of ǫlgylðir the lift would fall on the second syllable of a Type D1-line, which led Noreen (1912a, 11 and Yt 1925) and Åkerlund (1939, 110) to reverse hræ Óláfs to Óláfs hræ.

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