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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 51 [Vol. 7, 213-14]

[8] h…ðir: The ‘h’ is predicted by the alliteration. Jón Helgason (1932-3) suggested several possibilities for filling this l., including hǫlðar fróðir ‘the wise men’ and harða fróðir ‘the very wise ones’ but recommended hljóðlundaðir ‘the quiet-minded ones’; Kock (NN §2556) suggested hróðrglýjaðir ‘the fame-glad ones’.


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