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Note to ÞSjár Þórdr 3I

[8] grunnu* ‘the shallows’: Grunnum (m. dat. pl.), apparently a scribal error, has been emended to grunnu (m. acc. pl.) to agree with leikna ‘swept’ (m. acc. pl.). Kock (NN §1131) emends to grunna, claiming that this noun is an a-stem. However, AEW: grunnr gives the etymology grunnr < *grunþu (u-stem).


  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. AEW = Vries, Jan de. 1962. Altnordisches etymologisches Wörterbuch. 2nd rev. edn. Rpt. 1977. Leiden: Brill.


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