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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjsk Sveindr 1I l. 3

Jóta — of the Jótar


jóti (noun m.; °; -ar): one of the Jótar


[3] Jóta: so 563aˣ, jótra Flat, Jóta corrected from jǫtna 4867ˣ


[3] Jóta ‘of the Jótar’: I.e. the people of Jótland (Jutland). Flat’s ‘jotra’ makes no sense, while king-kennings with Jótar are both common and appropriate to the Danish King Sveinn, so the paper mss seem to preserve the original reading here. Previous eds also read Jóta, regarding it as an emendation.



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