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Gísl Magnkv 11II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 11’ 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, p. 424.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
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Hôðum ‘We waged’

2. heyja (verb): fight, wage (battle)

[1] Hôðum: Hðu F

notes

[1] hôðum hildi ‘we waged war’: This seems to imply that Gísl had accompanied Magnús on this expedition, and that he had been an eyewitness to the events he is composing about.

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hildi ‘war’

1. hildr (noun f.): battle

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[1] hôðum hildi ‘we waged war’: This seems to imply that Gísl had accompanied Magnús on this expedition, and that he had been an eyewitness to the events he is composing about.

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með ‘with’

með (prep.): with

[2] með: við F

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Haralds ‘Haraldr’s’

Haraldr (noun m.): Haraldr

kennings

frænda Haralds
‘Haraldr’s kinsman ’
   = Magnús

Haraldr’s kinsman → Magnús

notes

[2] frænda Haralds ‘Haraldr’s kinsman [= Magnús]’: The reference must be to Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Magnús’s grandfather.

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frænda ‘kinsman’

frændi (noun m.): kinsman, male relative

kennings

frænda Haralds
‘Haraldr’s kinsman ’
   = Magnús

Haraldr’s kinsman → Magnús

notes

[2] frænda Haralds ‘Haraldr’s kinsman [= Magnús]’: The reference must be to Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Magnús’s grandfather.

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Ǫnguls ‘of Angles’

Ǫngull (noun m.): [Angles] < Ǫngulsey (noun f.): [Menai]

notes

[3-4] við Ǫngulsey innanverða ‘on the inner side of Anglesey’: Island off the north-western coast of Wales, separated from Wales by the Menai Strait.

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við ‘on’

2. við (prep.): with, against

notes

[3-4] við Ǫngulsey innanverða ‘on the inner side of Anglesey’: Island off the north-western coast of Wales, separated from Wales by the Menai Strait.

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ey ‘ey’

1. ey (noun f.; °-jar, dat. -ju/-; -jar): island < Ǫngulsey (noun f.): [Menai]

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[3-4] við Ǫngulsey innanverða ‘on the inner side of Anglesey’: Island off the north-western coast of Wales, separated from Wales by the Menai Strait.

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innanverða ‘the inner side’

innanverðr (adj.): [inner side]

[4] innanverða: sunnan H

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[3-4] við Ǫngulsey innanverða ‘on the inner side of Anglesey’: Island off the north-western coast of Wales, separated from Wales by the Menai Strait.

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ríkisvendir ‘the royal sceptres’

ríkisvǫndr (noun m.): royal sceptre

[6] ríkisvendir: ríklundaðir F

notes

[6] ríkisvendir ‘royal sceptres’: Otherwise unattested in a figurative meaning. Ríklundaðir ‘great-minded’ (so F) is metrically and syntactically possible (qualifying jarlar ‘earls’) and has been adopted by Skj B and Skald, but that adj. appears to be a lectio facilior.

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kapp ‘courage’

kapp (noun n.; °-s; *-): strength, vigour, courage

[8] kapp sitt brutu: kappi deilðu F

notes

[8] brutu kapp sitt ‘tested their courage’: Synonymous with the F variant deilðu kappi ‘tested [their] courage’.

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sitt ‘their’

3. sinn (pron.; °f. sín, n. sitt): (refl. poss. pron.)

[8] kapp sitt brutu: kappi deilðu F

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[8] brutu kapp sitt ‘tested their courage’: Synonymous with the F variant deilðu kappi ‘tested [their] courage’.

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brutu ‘tested’

brjóta (verb; °brýtr; braut, brutu; brotinn): to break, destroy

[8] kapp sitt brutu: kappi deilðu F

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[8] brutu kapp sitt ‘tested their courage’: Synonymous with the F variant deilðu kappi ‘tested [their] courage’.

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