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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. Anonymous Poems, 1. Eiríksmál, 1 [Vol. 1, 1006]

[8] borðker ‘the drinking cups’: Lit. ‘table-cups, cups at table’. This, the reading of 761bˣ and U, gives better sense than bjórker ‘beer casks’ (cf. ǫlker ‘ale cask’), the reading of the other SnE mss. It is also adopted by Müller (1837), Fsk 1902-3 and ÍF 29.


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