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Note to Þfagr Sveinn 4II

[8] hundruð (n. acc. pl.) ‘hundred’: Rarely, the n. noun hundrað is used as an indeclinable adj., which explains the variant hundrað (so FskBˣ, FskAˣ; see ANG §452 and Anm.). The numeral most likely denotes the ‘long hundred’ (= 120), and ‘six hundred ships’ would be more accurately rendered as ‘720 ships’.


  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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