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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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3. Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 (Skm) - 45

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The skaldic database has been adapted here to include prose texts for teaching purposes. The text of Hrólfs saga is from Guðni Jónsson’s edition in Fornaldar sögur norðurlanda (1954); Skáldskaparmál is based on the text in Anthony Faulkes’s Viking Society edition; Laxdœla saga and Grœnlendinga saga are taken from the Íslenzk fornrit series. The text of Vǫlsunga saga is from Gordon’s Introduction to Old Norse, with incest restored. The first section of Hrólfs saga includes a close, unidiomatic parallel translation by Tarrin Wills. The glossary has also been produced by Tarrin Wills.

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Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6

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prose sections:  1.1   1.2   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   2.5   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   4.1   4.2   4.3   5.1   5.2   5.3   5.4   5.5   5.6   5.7   5.8   5.9   5.10   5.11   6.1   6.2   6.3   6.4   6.5   6.6   6.7   6.8   6.9   6.10   6.11   6.12   6.13   24.1   24.2   24.3   24.4   24.5   24.6 

7 — Prose: Skm 2.5

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En 2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’
at 3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’
ákveðinni ákveða (verb) [°·kveðr; pl. ·kváðu] ‘fix...’dat. f. pret. sg. participle;
stundu stund (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir] ‘time, hour...’dat. sg.
teygir teygja (verb) ‘lead, entice...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
Loki Loki (noun m.) ‘[to Loki, Loki]...’nom.
Iðunni Iðunn (noun f.)dat.
út út (adv.) ‘out(side)...’
um 1um (prep.) ‘about, around...’
Ásgarð Ásgarðr (noun m.) ‘enclosure of the gods...’acc. sg.
í í (prep.) ‘in, into...’
skóg skógr (noun m.) [°-ar/-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘forest...’acc. sg.
nokkvorn nøkkurr (pron.) ‘some, a certain...’acc. m. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
segir, segja (verb) ‘say, tell...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
at 4at (conj.) ‘that...’
hann hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’nom. m. sg.
hefir hafa (verb) ‘have...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
fundit 2finna (verb) ‘find, meet...’nom. n. pret. sg. participle;
epli epli (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘apple...’acc. pl.
þau, 1 (pron.) [°gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---] ‘that (one), those...’acc. n. pl.
er 2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’
henni hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’dat. f. sg.
munu munu (verb) ‘will, must...’3rd pers. pres. pl.
gripir gripr (noun m.) ‘treasure...’nom. pl.
í í (prep.) ‘in, into...’
þykkja, 2þykkja (verb) ‘seem, think...’infinitive;
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
bað, biðja (verb) [°biðr; bað, báðu; beðinn (beiþ- Martin¹ 573‡, bỏþ- HákEirsp 661‰, cf. ed. intr. xl)] ‘ask for, order, pray...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
at 4at (conj.) ‘that...’
hon hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’nom. f. sg.
skal skulu (verb) ‘shall, should, must...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
hafa hafa (verb) ‘have...’infinitive;
með með (prep.) ‘with...’
sér sik (pron.) [°gen. sín, dat. sér] ‘(refl. pron.)...’dat.
sín 3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’acc. n. pl.
epli epli (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘apple...’acc. pl.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
bera 3bera (verb) [°berr; bar, báru; borinn] ‘bear, carry...’infinitive;
saman saman (adv.) ‘together...’
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
hin. 2inn (art.) ‘the...’acc. n. pl.
Þá 2þá (adv.) ‘then...’
kemr koma (verb) [kem, kom/kvam, kominn] ‘come...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
þar þar (adv.) ‘there...’
Þjazi Þjazi (noun m.) ‘Þjazi...’nom.
jǫtunn jǫtunn (noun m.) [°jǫtuns, dat. jǫtni; jǫtnar] ‘giant...’nom. sg.
í í (prep.) ‘in, into...’
arnarham arnarhamr (noun m.) [°dat. -] ‘eagle shape/form...’acc. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
tekr 2taka (verb) ‘take...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
Iðunni Iðunn (noun f.)dat.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
flýgr fljúga (verb) ‘fly...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
braut 1braut (noun f.) [°dat. -/-u; -ir] ‘path, way; away...’
með með (prep.) ‘with...’
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
í í (prep.) ‘in, into...’
Þrymheim Þrymheimr (noun m.)acc. sg.
til til (prep.) ‘to...’
bús 1 (noun n.) [°-s, dat. -i/-(Landsl 39ˆ, DN III (1367) 279¹‡, DN XII (*1348›AM 902 a) 73³⁰); -] ‘homestead...’gen. sg.
síns. 3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’gen. n. sg.


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