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Eyv Hál 12I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal 12’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 211.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHáleygjatal
111213

eim ‘’

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Þeims ‘whose’

2. er (conj.): who, which, when

[1] Þeims (‘Ðæim er’): ‘eim er’ FskAˣ, 301ˣ

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allt ‘all the way’

allr (adj.): all

[1] allt: so FskAˣ, 301ˣ, om. FskBˣ, 51ˣ, 302ˣ

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Egða ‘of the Egðir’

Egðir (noun m.): the Egðir

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brúðr ‘the bride’

brúðr (noun f.; °brúðar, dat. & acc. brúði; brúðir): woman, bride

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brúðr valtýs
‘the bride of the slaughter-god ’
   = Jǫrð

the slaughter-god → Óðinn
the bride of ÓÐINN → Jǫrð
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val ‘of the slaughter’

1. valr (noun m.; °dat. -i; -ir): corpse, the slain < valtýr (noun m.)

[3] valtýs: ‘valryss tunar’ FskAˣ, ‘valtyss tunar’ 301ˣ

kennings

brúðr valtýs
‘the bride of the slaughter-god ’
   = Jǫrð

the slaughter-god → Óðinn
the bride of ÓÐINN → Jǫrð

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[3] valtýs ‘of the slaughter-god [= Óðinn]’: The second element could be the common noun týr ‘god’ or the god-name Týr: see Note to Eyv Hák 1/2.

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val ‘of the slaughter’

1. valr (noun m.; °dat. -i; -ir): corpse, the slain < valtýr (noun m.)

[3] valtýs: ‘valryss tunar’ FskAˣ, ‘valtyss tunar’ 301ˣ

kennings

brúðr valtýs
‘the bride of the slaughter-god ’
   = Jǫrð

the slaughter-god → Óðinn
the bride of ÓÐINN → Jǫrð

notes

[3] valtýs ‘of the slaughter-god [= Óðinn]’: The second element could be the common noun týr ‘god’ or the god-name Týr: see Note to Eyv Hák 1/2.

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túnar ‘’

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ryss ‘’

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týs ‘god’

Týr (noun m.): Týr < valtýr (noun m.)

[3] valtýs: ‘valryss tunar’ FskAˣ, ‘valtyss tunar’ 301ˣ

kennings

brúðr valtýs
‘the bride of the slaughter-god ’
   = Jǫrð

the slaughter-god → Óðinn
the bride of ÓÐINN → Jǫrð

notes

[3] valtýs ‘of the slaughter-god [= Óðinn]’: The second element could be the common noun týr ‘god’ or the god-name Týr: see Note to Eyv Hák 1/2.

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týs ‘god’

Týr (noun m.): Týr < valtýr (noun m.)

[3] valtýs: ‘valryss tunar’ FskAˣ, ‘valtyss tunar’ 301ˣ

kennings

brúðr valtýs
‘the bride of the slaughter-god ’
   = Jǫrð

the slaughter-god → Óðinn
the bride of ÓÐINN → Jǫrð

notes

[3] valtýs ‘of the slaughter-god [= Óðinn]’: The second element could be the common noun týr ‘god’ or the god-name Týr: see Note to Eyv Hák 1/2.

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liggr ‘lies’

liggja (verb): lie

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Hákon jarl consolidates his control over the kingdom presented to him by the Danish king and launches raids in Vík (Viken, the area around Oslofjorden), which was subject to the Danish king.

The rel. þeims ‘whose’ presumably refers back to Hákon, the sverðalfr ‘sword-elf [WARRIOR]’ of st. 11/9. Possibly st. 12 originally continued directly from st. 11. — [2] býs Egða ‘the territory of the Egðir’: The Egðir are the people of Agðir (Agder), a district in southern Norway. The reference would imply that Hákon was able to consolidate power as far as the southernmost stretch of the west coast of Norway. Territories further east of Agðir, such as Telemark and Vestfold, were under Danish overlordship at this stage (Andersen 1977, 100). — [3-4]: This has been regarded as an allusion to the ritual marriage (hieros gamos) of ruler to land (e.g. Ström 1983; Steinsland 1991) and might point to the jarl’s revival of such a cult; see further Note to Gsind Hákdr 5/1, 2-3.

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