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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Líkn 12VII l. 1

mey — maiden


mær (noun f.; °meyjar, dat. meyju; meyjar): maiden



[1] frá mey mæztri ‘from a most precious maiden’: The dat. of mær is usually meyju (acc. mey), truncated here for metrical reasons. The non-superlative form of the adj. is used of Mary in Lil 24/5-6 meyju mætri and the late medieval Gimsteinn 12/1 (also of Nativity) af meyju mætri (ÍM I.2, 307).



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