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Anon Leið 6VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 145-6.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan
567

Tekk ‘I begin’

2. taka (verb): take

[1] Tekk (‘tek ek’): so all others, ‘Tek [...]k’ B

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þars ‘at the point when’

þar (adv.): there

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fregnar ‘renowned’

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jartegnir ‘miracles’

jarteign (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): miracle

notes

[2] jartegnir ‘miracles’: On the spelling here, see Note to 26/4.

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Sendi ‘sent’

senda (verb): send

notes

[5] sendi salvǫrðr grundar: Cf. Geisl 19/3: sýndi salvǫro᷎r grundar.

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sal ‘of the hall’

1. salr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum): hall < salvǫrðr (noun m.)

kennings

Snillifimr grundar salvǫrðr
‘earth’s hall-warden’
   = God

the hall of the earth → SKY/HEAVEN
The prowess-nimble warden of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5] sendi salvǫrðr grundar: Cf. Geisl 19/3: sýndi salvǫro᷎r grundar.

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sal ‘of the hall’

1. salr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum): hall < salvǫrðr (noun m.)

kennings

Snillifimr grundar salvǫrðr
‘earth’s hall-warden’
   = God

the hall of the earth → SKY/HEAVEN
The prowess-nimble warden of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5] sendi salvǫrðr grundar: Cf. Geisl 19/3: sýndi salvǫro᷎r grundar.

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vǫrðr ‘warden’

vǫrðr (noun m.; °varðar, dat. verði/vǫrð; verðir, acc. vǫrðu): guardian, defender < salvǫrðr (noun m.)

kennings

Snillifimr grundar salvǫrðr
‘earth’s hall-warden’
   = God

the hall of the earth → SKY/HEAVEN
The prowess-nimble warden of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5] sendi salvǫrðr grundar: Cf. Geisl 19/3: sýndi salvǫro᷎r grundar.

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grundar ‘of the earth’

grund (noun f.): earth, land

kennings

Snillifimr grundar salvǫrðr
‘earth’s hall-warden’
   = God

the hall of the earth → SKY/HEAVEN
The prowess-nimble warden of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5] sendi salvǫrðr grundar: Cf. Geisl 19/3: sýndi salvǫro᷎r grundar.

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grundar ‘of the earth’

grund (noun f.): earth, land

kennings

Snillifimr grundar salvǫrðr
‘earth’s hall-warden’
   = God

the hall of the earth → SKY/HEAVEN
The prowess-nimble warden of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5] sendi salvǫrðr grundar: Cf. Geisl 19/3: sýndi salvǫro᷎r grundar.

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snilli ‘The prowess’

snilli (noun f.): eloquence < snillifimr (adj.)

kennings

Snillifimr grundar salvǫrðr
‘earth’s hall-warden’
   = God

the hall of the earth → SKY/HEAVEN
The prowess-nimble warden of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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fimr ‘nimble’

fimr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): agile, deft < snillifimr (adj.)

kennings

Snillifimr grundar salvǫrðr
‘earth’s hall-warden’
   = God

the hall of the earth → SKY/HEAVEN
The prowess-nimble warden of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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goll ‘with golden’

gull (noun n.): gold < gullstafr (noun m.)

[8] gollstǫfum sollit (‘gullsto᷎fum sullet’): ‘gullstǫfum sullath’ 624

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stǫfum ‘letters’

stafr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; -ir): staff, post, stave, stick < gullstafr (noun m.)

[8] gollstǫfum sollit (‘gullsto᷎fum sullet’): ‘gullstǫfum sullath’ 624

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sollit ‘embellished [lit. swollen]’

1. svella (verb): swell

[8] gollstǫfum sollit (‘gullsto᷎fum sullet’): ‘gullstǫfum sullath’ 624

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