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Mberf Lv 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson, Lausavísur 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, p. 386.

Magnús berfœttr ÓláfssonLausavísur
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Villat ‘Does he not wish’

vilja (verb): want, intend

[1] Villat *: Vill hann eigi all

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[1] villat * ‘does he not wish’: The mss read vill hann eigi ‘does he not wish’ (so also Skj B), but the normalisation (vill with the enclitic negation -at) is necessary to preserve the metre (see NN §2983).

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[1] Villat *: Vill hann eigi all

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[1] villat * ‘does he not wish’: The mss read vill hann eigi ‘does he not wish’ (so also Skj B), but the normalisation (vill with the enclitic negation -at) is necessary to preserve the metre (see NN §2983).

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fylla ‘to complete’

fylla (verb): fill

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Falsk ‘hiding’

2. fela (verb): hide

[2] Falsk: ‘faskr’ F, ‘falskr’ 42ˣ

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riddari ‘knight’

riddari (noun m.; °-a; -ar): knight

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[2] inn valski riddari ‘the Norman knight’: This was likely a Norman knight of the Giffard family (Gilfardus or Giffard) and could have been the one who mutilated Harold Godwineson’s body at the battle of Hastings in 1066 (see Gade 2001). Valskr denotes sby or sth. from Valland ‘northern France, Normandy’ (see Fritzner: valskr; Valland).

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inn ‘the’

2. inn (art.): the

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[2] inn valski riddari ‘the Norman knight’: This was likely a Norman knight of the Giffard family (Gilfardus or Giffard) and could have been the one who mutilated Harold Godwineson’s body at the battle of Hastings in 1066 (see Gade 2001). Valskr denotes sby or sth. from Valland ‘northern France, Normandy’ (see Fritzner: valskr; Valland).

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valski ‘Norman’

valskr (adj.): foreign, French

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[2] inn valski riddari ‘the Norman knight’: This was likely a Norman knight of the Giffard family (Gilfardus or Giffard) and could have been the one who mutilated Harold Godwineson’s body at the battle of Hastings in 1066 (see Gade 2001). Valskr denotes sby or sth. from Valland ‘northern France, Normandy’ (see Fritzner: valskr; Valland).

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Magnús recites the couplet as a comment on the cowardly behaviour of a Norman knight, Giffarðr, who was with him at the battle of Fuxerna, Sweden (c. 1101).

For this battle, see also Anon (Mberf) 5 and Eldj Lv 1-2.

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