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Note to Þfagr Sveinn 6II

[2] arnat ‘travelled’: The verb arna ‘travel’ could have a long or a short stem-vowel (árna or arna; see ANG §127.1). The short variant has been chosen here because of the internal rhyme (-arn : arn-).


  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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