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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

1. 35. Þórðr Kolbeinsson, Eiríksdrápa, 3 [Vol. 1, 493]

[3] hôva ‘high’: J1ˣ has ‘hara’ and 61ˣ, 54ˣ and Bb have ‘harra’, which could point to the gen. pl. form hára as a variant of háva (see ANG §430 Anm. 3). The resulting phrase hót háva/hára stafna ‘the threat of high stems’ can be construed as the direct object of setti, as tentatively suggested in ÍF 26 (see Note to l. 4 hót below).


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