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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Óldr 8I l. 5

ok — and


3. ok (conj.): and, but; also



[5] ok; vestan ‘and; from the west’: The two words clearly belong to different clauses, but the caesura in such a position is unusual at best (a parallel is found in SnSt Ht 15/3III). Skj B construes vel ok drengila ‘well and bravely’ together, but as Kock points out this is syntactically forced. Kock (NN §1217) favours reading ok or auk as an adv., hence ‘plentiful food was also provided most bravely’.



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