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Note to Þloft Glækv 5I

[6] á kvikum manni ‘on a living man’: Skj B, Skald, Magerøy and ÍF 27 all omit á ‘on’ here, to achieve a four-syllable line; but the prep. is present in all mss, even though the parallel construction with hnum ‘on him’ indicates that it is unnecessary.

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. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.

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