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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 2. Vellekla, 21 [Vol. 1, 308]

[8] yrþjóð ‘people’: The word yrþjóð, which occurs again in st. 28/8 and in Sturl Hákkv 30/7II, and is presumably identical with urþjóð in Egill Arkv 17/3V (LP: yrþjóð), is usually claimed to be related to *verþjóð ‘man-folk’ despite uncertainty about the phonological development (see Falk 1889a, 118‑20; AEW: yrþjóð).


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