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Note to ESk Geisl 46VII

[4] styrkjan (m. acc. sg.) ‘strong’: Styrkr is an alternative form of the adj. sterkr showing the effect of ablaut (ANG §167). It is presumably used here for the sake of the rhyme with yrkja.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. ANG = Noreen, Adolf. 1923. Altnordische Grammatik I: Altisländische und altnorwegische Grammatik (Laut- und Flexionslehre) unter Berücksichtigung des Urnordischen. 4th edn. Halle: Niemeyer. 1st edn. 1884. 5th unrev. edn. 1970. Tübingen: Niemeyer.

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