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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 3. Austrfararvísur, 17 [Vol. 1, 606]

[2] hugat môlum ‘conscientiously ... arrangements’: Hugat is here read as a n. p. p., used adverbially: cf. the adverbial rétt ‘precisely’ in l. 3. It is tempting to read these two words, with Konráð Gíslason (1860b, 333 n. 1), as a cpd equivalent to hugaðsmôlum. Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) actually supplies the latter form (spelt hugaz-môlum), assigning it the meaning fortroliger aftaler ‘confidential arrangements’, but there is no ms. support for making the first constituent gen. Cf. Noreen (1923, 41), and Sahlgren (1927-8, I, 177-8).


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