Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Eirm 4I

[4] Eireki ‘Eiríkr’: Eirekr is the earlier form of the name Eiríkr, which is secured by rhyme on snekk- in Gsind Hákdr 7/8. The emendation to dat. sg. -i was made by Árni in 761bˣ and is almost universally approved. Sahlgren (1927-8, I, 19) would emend to æirike’r, normalised Eiríki es (so also Lindquist 1929, 10), hence fyr Eiríki es glymr ‘the clangour is for/announces Eiríkr’, with glymr taken as a m. noun rather than 3rd pers. sg. pers. indic. of glymja ‘resound’, as here.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Lindquist, Ivar. 1929. Norröna lovkväden från 800 och 900 talen. I: Förslag till restituerad täxt jämte översättning. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Sahlgren, Jöran. 1927-8. Eddica et Scaldica. Fornvästnordiska studier I-II. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.


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