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Note to Sturl Hryn 18II

[5] dróttinn (m. nom. sg.) ‘lord’: The present edn follows Konráð Gíslason (1895-7, I, 82), Finnur Jónsson and Kock (Skj B; Skald), who all chose the reading of G, 8 and Flat (construed as a form of address), rather than the reading of F, E and 81a, dróttin (m. acc. sg.) ‘lord’ (see the comparable construction in st. 1/1-2 above). If the acc. dróttin is retained, dróttin Sygna could be taken as an apposition to þik (m. acc. sg.) ‘you’: bað þik, snjallráðan dróttin Sygna ‘asked you, the wise-ruling lord of the Sygnir’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Konráð Gíslason. 1895-7. Efterladte skrifter. 2 vols. I: Forelæsninger over oldnordiske skjaldekvad. II: Forelæsninger og videnskablige afhandlinger. Copenhagen: Gyldendal.

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