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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. Anonymous Poems, 1. Eiríksmál, 4 [Vol. 1, 1009]

[4] Eireki ‘Eiríkr’: Eirekr is the earlier form of the name Eiríkr, which is secured by rhyme on snekk- in Gsind Hákdr 7/8. The emendation to dat. sg. -i was made by Árni in 761bˣ and is almost universally approved. Sahlgren (1927-8, I, 19) would emend to æirike’r, normalised Eiríki es (so also Lindquist 1929, 10), hence fyr Eiríki es glymr ‘the clangour is for/announces Eiríkr’, with glymr taken as a m. noun rather than 3rd pers. sg. pers. indic. of glymja ‘resound’, as here.


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