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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hfr ErfÓl 23I l. 2

framgenginn — has passed on


1. framganga (noun f.): [has passed on]



[2] framgenginn ‘passed on’: Previous eds have framm genginn, although it is clearly written as one word in both mss. In its literal sense of ‘go, move forward’ ganga framm is common in skaldic poetry, e.g. in battle-descriptions, but the extended sense ‘go on [into death]’, and this cpd, seem otherwise to be found only in poetry in eddic metres (Vsp 39/8, Skí 12/2, Herv Lv 2/3VIII (Heiðr 15)).



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