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Note to Sigv Nesv 4I

[8] hvárirtveggja; seggir ‘both parties; men’: Hvárirtveggja is taken here as the pronominal subject of ôttu, hence ‘both parties had to’, and seggir as the subject of sóttusk ‘attacked’. Previous eds read seggir hvárir tveggja (ÍF 27) or seggir hvárra tveggja (Skj B) ‘the men of both parties’, seemingly taking hvárirtveggja as adjectival.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.


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