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Note to Anon Vitn 25VII

[7] fögnuð ‘joy’: This is a m. dat. sg. u-stem, and we should have expected the form fagnaði rather than fögnuð. The dat. form must have been leveled in analogy with the acc. (see ANG §395.3). The 721 reading fagnað ‘joy’ is also possible as a dat. sg. form (see Iversen 1961, no. 70.1, Anm. 1).


  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.
  3. Iversen, Ragnvald. 1961. Norrøn Grammatik. 6th rev. edn. Oslo: Aschehoug.


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