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Anon (HSig) 2II

Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 816-17.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar
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Brenndr ‘burned’

3. brenna (verb; (weak, transitive)): to burn (weak, intr.)

[1] Brenndr vas (‘Brendr var’): Brenndu Hr

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vas ‘was’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

[1] Brenndr vas (‘Brendr var’): Brenndu Hr

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endum ‘end to end’

endi (noun m.): end

[1] endum: endu Hr

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allr ‘All’

allr (adj.): all

[2] allr: allt Hr

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kalla ‘call’

kalla (verb): call

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hraustligt ‘a valiant’

hraustligr (adj.): [a valiant]

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hugðak ‘I believe’

2. hyggja (verb): think, consider

[3] hugðak (‘ec hvgþa’): ek heyrða FskBˣ, FskAˣ, Kˣ

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Heiðabœr ‘Hedeby’

Heiðabœr (noun m.): [Hedeby]

[4] Heiðabœr: ‘heidi berr’ Flat, ‘hæiða bæir’ FskAˣ, ‘hæiþabýr’ 39

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[4] Heiðabœr ‘Hedeby’: Town in North Schleswig, Germany (then a part of Denmark).

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af ‘out of’

af (prep.): from

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reiði ‘anger’

2. reiði (noun f.; °-): anger

[4] reiði: ‘rvæiðe’ FskAˣ

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Vôns ‘There is hope’

ván (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -/-u; -ir): hope, expectation

[5] Vôns (‘van er’): þá er Hr

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vinnim ‘we will do’

2. vinna (verb): perform, work

[5] vinnim: vinnum Flat, unnin Hr

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Sveini ‘to Sveinn’

2. Sveinn (noun m.): Sveinn

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[5] Sveini ‘to Sveinn’: Sveinn Úlfsson of Denmark, Haraldr’s bitter opponent.

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vask ‘I was’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

[6] vask (‘varc’): verk Flat, FskBˣ, FskAˣ, vatt E

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gaus ‘burst’

gjósa (verb): gush

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á ‘on’

3. á (prep.): on, at

[8] á: af FskAˣ

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[8] á armi borgar ‘on the rampart of the stronghold’: Lit. ‘on the arm of the stronghold’. See Bǫlv Hardr 2/7, 8.

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borgar ‘of the stronghold’

borg (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -; -ir): city, stronghold

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[8] á armi borgar ‘on the rampart of the stronghold’: Lit. ‘on the arm of the stronghold’. See Bǫlv Hardr 2/7, 8.

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armi ‘the rampart’

1. armr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): arm

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[8] á armi borgar ‘on the rampart of the stronghold’: Lit. ‘on the arm of the stronghold’. See Bǫlv Hardr 2/7, 8.

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The st. describes Haraldr’s sacking of Hedeby in 1049, and it was recited by Haraldr’s men.

For the devastation of Hedeby, see also Þfagr Sveinn 6.

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