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Note to Anon Sól 63VII

[6] blýi ‘lead’: The final –i is unlikely to have been pronounced (ANG §135). The lead is the hellish equivalent of the gold which the avaricious coveted in life.

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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