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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Lv 8I l. 5

hlýða — to listen


2. hlýða (verb): hear, listen; be able



[5] hlýða ‘to listen’: Most eds emend to heyra ‘hear’ for the sake of the skothending (with þérs), but the rhyme þérs : hlýða (i.e. r : ð) is licit: see Andersson and Gade (2000, 477), and Note to Lv 16/4. Note that réð cannot rhyme because frumhending (the first part of an internal rhyme) in position 4 in odd-numbered lines is very rare and occurs only in stamhent (Gade 1995a, 6, 249).



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