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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 396-7]

[8] víðs mǫrg ‘a great many’: Víðs is used adverbially, serving as an intensifier to the adj. mǫrg. Kock (NN §3217) is inclined to treat it as a locative adv. (cf. vítt ‘far and wide’; l. 1), but his argument is not persuasive considering other instances in which víðs occurs as an intensifier to an adj. (see LP: víðr).


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