Old Englishalf walda
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- 1.A scribal error in the form of a transposition is unlikely here.Laf is possible, but inappropriate. The lapse on the part of the scribe, if there was one, was mental, not digital.Google Scholar
- 2.R. A. Peters, “OEÆLF, - ÆLF, ÆLFEN, -ÆLFEN,”PQ 42 (1963) 250–257. He argues as well for a proto-Northumbrian formalfi. However,alf need not be proto-Anglian: non-breaking occurs in Anglian, Kentish and West Saxon before 1 +C, as shown inal-wealda.Google Scholar
- 3.Ibid., 252.Google Scholar
- 4.Ibid., 257.Google Scholar
- 5.Snorri Sturlason, in hisProse Edda, suggests a Freyr-Froði relationship, and links “Froði's peace” with the coming of Christianity (Skáldskarpamál, cap. 52).Google Scholar
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