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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 2. Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa, 18 [Vol. 2, 204]

[3] ósamt ‘with him’: The mss all have ‘osamt’, which could mean ‘unwilling’, qualifying nom. sg. fylki or else an adverbial ‘unwillingly’, but this seems so unlikely in context that it seems preferable to assume a form of ásamt ‘together’ (so Skald), albeit unparalleled in skaldic poetry. Finnur Jónsson also assumed the sense ‘together’ (samlet) but printed ofsamt in Skj B, while in LP: ósamt he cross-references the word to ofsamt (which, however, has no entry) and to ásamt.


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