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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Anonymous Poems, 2. Nóregs konungatal, 10 [Vol. 2, 768-9]

[14] halfrar (f. gen. sg.) ‘half’: Halfar (f. nom./acc. pl.; so Flat) is ungrammatical and has been emended to agree in case and number with erfðar (f. gen. sg.) ‘inheritance’ (l. 16). Kock (NN §2119 Anm.) takes the word as a noun rather than as an adj. and suggests the emendation hǫlfu (f. gen. sg.) ‘the half’.


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