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Note to Anon Pl 32VII

[3, 4] einn dróttinn ... es ǫllu hreinni ‘the one Lord is purer than all’: Kock (NN §3143A) takes this as equivalent to the idiomatic einn + sup., in which case it would be translated ‘the Lord is the purest of all’. Cf. GunnLeif Merl I 56/1VIII.


  1. Bibliography
  2. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Internal references
  4. Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 124 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 56)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 93.


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