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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

7. Anonymous Poems, Lilja, 45 [Vol. 7, 615]

[7] öll hin flærðarfullu skeytin ‘all the treacherous darts’: In this reading the noun skeyti is made definite by both the free-standing definite article hin and the suffix –in. See Haugen’s discussion (2001, 268, §17.3.1) of dobbel bestemming ‘double definiteness’. This reading, peculiar to Bb, is followed in the eds of Wisén (1886-9, I), Eiríkur Magnússon (1870), and Guðbrandur Jónsson (1933, 1951, 1992). Skj B and Skald follow the majority mss’ ens flærðarfulla which qualifies fjanda in l. 8, ens flærðarfulla fjanda ‘of the treacherous devil’.

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