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Ív Sig 15II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 15’ 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. 510-11.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
141516

í ‘in’

í (prep.): in, into

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[2] í rotuveðri ‘in the roaring rainstorm’: The ms. readings (‘roþo’ Mork, ‘rꜹðo’ F) cannot be construed to make any sense.

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rotu ‘the roaring’

rota (noun f.; °-u): rainstorm, roaring < rotuveðr (noun n.)

[2] rotu‑: ‘roþo’ Mork, ‘rꜹðo’ F

notes

[2] í rotuveðri ‘in the roaring rainstorm’: The ms. readings (‘roþo’ Mork, ‘rꜹðo’ F) cannot be construed to make any sense.

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veðri ‘rainstorm’

2. veðr (noun n.; °-s; -): weather, wind, storm < rotuveðr (noun n.)

notes

[2] í rotuveðri ‘in the roaring rainstorm’: The ms. readings (‘roþo’ Mork, ‘rꜹðo’ F) cannot be construed to make any sense.

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ræsis ‘The ruler’s’

ræsir (noun m.): ruler

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svalt ‘cold’

svalr (adj.): cool

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Stanzas 15-17 describe Sigurðr’s sailing from Norway to Sweden in 1137.

The prose of Mork (and F) is clearly derived from the poetry here. Hkr (ÍF 28, 309), which does not cite any sts, has Sigurðr travelling from Norway to Denmark.

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