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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv ErfÓl 2I l. 4

beita — of the swingers


beitir (noun m.): steerer



[3, 4] hverr veitir ... heldu ‘each benefactor ... maintained’: The pairing of the sg. subject hverr veitir ‘every benefactor’ with pl. verb heldu ‘maintained’ follows the logic of sense, rather than strict grammatical concord (cf. NS §66b Anm. 1, 2). As in st. 1/2, metrical considerations may also be in play.



case: gen.
number: pl.

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