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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arn Rǫgndr 2II l. 1

hleyti — a marriage-alliance


hleyti (noun n.; °; -): marriage-alliance, kinship


[1] hleyti: so U, hljóti R, ‘hlo᷎ti’ Tˣ, ‘hlætí’ W


[1] hleyti ‘a marriage-alliance’: So U. This variant is synonymous with mægð ‘kinship by marriage’ in l. 4, and gives perfect sense. The R reading hljóti, 3rd pers. sg./pl. pres. subj. of the verb hljóta ‘get, be allotted’, could make no sense in the context.



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