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Note to Anon Eirm 3I

[6] eptir ‘back’: Hofmann (1955, 46) remarks that the meaning is dependent on OE eft ‘back, again’ (the poet, he says, would in fact have used the form ept), as the adv. usually means ‘behind’. Lindquist (1929, 8) emends to aptr ‘back’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Hofmann, Dietrich. 1955. Nordisch-englische Lehnbeziehungen der Wikingerzeit. BA 14. Copenhagen: Munksgaard.
  3. Lindquist, Ivar. 1929. Norröna lovkväden från 800 och 900 talen. I: Förslag till restituerad täxt jämte översättning. Lund: Gleerup.


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