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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 57. Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 20 [Vol. 1, 976]

[8] Hjǫrungavági ‘Liavågen’: A small inlet south of Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal. The location of the battle is disputed: see Megaard (1999). Kock (NN §2818) adopts the 61 reading á Hjǫrungavági ‘at Liavågen’ to improve the metre of l. 8, in which resolution of Hjǫrung- is suspended (cf. Note to st. 9/6); but the line remains unmetrical. Further, l. 6 has á ‘at’, so in order to avoid duplication Kock has to emend l. 6 skóðs á to skóða ‘of harms’.


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