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Note to HSt Rst 7I

[1] frónb*ands ‘of the land-bond [SEA]’: Ms. -brand- ‘fire, sword’ does not make sense, while emendation to -band- ‘bond’ produces a well-attested type of sea-kenning. The final letter is unclear, and eds disagree whether it is <z>, i.e. gen. sg. -s (so Skj A) or <r>, hence nom. sg. (so Konráð Gíslason 1895-7).


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj A = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15a. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. A: Tekst efter håndskrifterne. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1967. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Konráð Gíslason. 1895-7. Efterladte skrifter. 2 vols. I: Forelæsninger over oldnordiske skjaldekvad. II: Forelæsninger og videnskablige afhandlinger. Copenhagen: Gyldendal.


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