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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

2. Steinn Herdísarson, 3. Óláfsdrápa, 7 [Vol. 2, 373-4]

[4] jǫfurr (m. nom. sg.) ‘prince’: Can also be part of the subject in the first cl.: sóknstrangr jǫfurr ‘the battle-strong prince’ (so Skj B; ÍF 28; ÍF 29). However, if ll. of this type (Type A2k Verbal Even) contain a parenthetic cl., the sentence boundary falls after metrical position 4, not after position 2 (see Gade 1995a, 122-3; NN §§892).


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