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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gísl Magnkv 14II l. 8

við — to


2. við (prep.): with, against



[8] sett við húna ‘secured to the mast-tops’: Húnu (so Mork, F) is ungrammatical, unless the húnn ‘mast-top’ follows the declension of a m. u-stem. Húnn was a cube-shaped wooden piece fastened to the mast-top, with a hole in it through which the halyard passed (see Falk 1912, 59; Jesch 2001a, 160-1).



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