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Note to Gamlkan Has 31VII

[4] meðr ‘men’: An early form of the nom. pl. of maðr ‘man’, which was later assimilated to mennr and eventually to menn. CVC: maðr lists several occurrences in poetry, all in texts dating from the C11th and C12th. On meðr and the assimilation of þr/ðr to nnr, which Noreen dates to the late Viking period, see ANG §§261, 277b.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. CVC = Cleasby, Richard, Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and W. A. Craigie. 1957. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd edn. Oxford: Clarendon.
  3. 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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