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Sturl Hákkv 15II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 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. 710-11.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða
141516

þar ‘there’

þar (adv.): there

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fylgja ‘followed’

2. fylgja (verb): follow, accompany

[2] fylgja: fylkja 8

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knátti ‘’

knega (verb): to know, understand, be able to

[2] knátti: knáttu 42ˣ, náði 81a

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ræsis ‘of the ruler’

ræsir (noun m.): ruler

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rómu ‘of battle’

róma (noun f.): battle

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stýri rómu
‘the controller of battle ’
   = WARRIOR = Hákon

the controller of battle → WARRIOR = Hákon
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stýri ‘the controller’

stýrir (noun m.): ruler, controller

[4] stýri: stærri Flat

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stýri rómu
‘the controller of battle ’
   = WARRIOR = Hákon

the controller of battle → WARRIOR = Hákon
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hildar ‘the fight’

1. hildr (noun f.): battle

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fús ‘eager’

fúss (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): eager, willing

[5] fús: fúss 42ˣ, 8, Flat

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gagnför ‘the meeting’

gagnfǫr (noun f.): [meeting]

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gagnför greypra vápna.
‘the meeting of terrible weapons.’
   = BATTLE

the meeting of terrible weapons. → BATTLE
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greypra ‘of terrible’

greypr (adj.; °compar. -ari): cruel

[8] greypra: ‘grepa’ 42ˣ, ‘greyptra’ Flat

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gagnför greypra vápna.
‘the meeting of terrible weapons.’
   = BATTLE

the meeting of terrible weapons. → BATTLE
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vápna ‘weapons’

vápn (noun n.; °-s; -): weapon

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gagnför greypra vápna.
‘the meeting of terrible weapons.’
   = BATTLE

the meeting of terrible weapons. → BATTLE
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