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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Knútdr 9I l. 6

fæst — minimal


3. fár (adj.; °compar. fǽrri/fárri(Mág² 11ˆ), superl. fǽstr): few


[6] fæst rôn: frán 321ˣ, fráneygr 73aˣ;    fæst: flest 75c, Flat, fest 325V, Bb, FskBˣ, ‘faust’ Tóm, fast DG8


[6] fæst ‘minimal’: Superlative of fár ‘few, little’; here presumably a litotes for ‘none at all’.



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