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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ótt Hfl 1I l. 2

kannk — I know how to


3. kanna (verb): know, be able



[2] kannk ‘I know how to’: Tóm reads ek kann ‘I know how to’, with typical scribal addition of a pron. subject producing a hypermetric line. The present edn, with Skald, normalises to kannk, but the original reading could have been 3rd pers. sg. kann, which would be suitable in the light of Óttarr’s apparent 3rd-pers. reference to himself in myrkblás ‘of the dark black one’ (cf. Note above).



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