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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 3. Austrfararvísur, 12 [Vol. 1, 600]

[6] at garði ‘to the manor’: Kock (NN §486) points out that the phrase has been taken to modify keyrum ‘we spur’ (l. 5), heyri ‘hear’ (l. 5), or rôs ‘race’ (l. 7). He disapproves of the first choice (that of Finnur Jónsson, Skj B) and discards the second (that of E. Noreen 1923, 39); his favoured option of rás/rôs at garði ‘race to the manor’ is also adopted here. The eds of ÍF 27 and Hkr 1991 instead connect it with langt ‘at a distance’ (or ‘a long way’). The present interpretation of the syntax of this helmingr is in agreement with that of Konráð Gíslason (1892, 175).


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