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2. Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, 1. Gamanvísur, 5 [Vol. 2, 40]

[1] oss ‘us [me]’: Both variants enn ‘yet’ (so H) and ein ‘one’ (so Hr) restore the missing internal rhyme. Skj B reads ein ekkja munat né ung mær kenna síð, at værim í borg of morgin ‘one widow and young maiden will not late (i.e. will soon) get to know that I was in the stronghold one morning’. Kock opts for enn and gives the following variant (NN §§845, 2524): enn munat ekkja né ung mær kenna, at værim síð í borg of morgin ‘yet no widow or young maiden shall allege that I was in the stronghold late in the morning’. However, kenna in the meaning ‘allege, accuse, blame’ requires a dat. object, which renders Kock’s reading ungrammatical. Stanza 6/1 below also lacks internal rhyme, which leads to the suspicion that the H and Hr variants are secondary (see also Louis-Jensen 1977, 154).


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