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ÞjóðA Sex 24II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 24’ 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. 138.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonSexstefja
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eyðir ‘destroyer’

eyðir (noun m.): destroyer

kennings

Aldyggr eyðir Selundbyggva
‘The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers ’
   = Haraldr

The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers → Haraldr
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aldyggr ‘The most excellent’

aldyggr (adj.): very excellent

kennings

Aldyggr eyðir Selundbyggva
‘The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers ’
   = Haraldr

The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers → Haraldr
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Selund ‘of Sjælland’

Selund (noun f.): Sjælland, Zealand < selundbyggvi (noun m.)

[2] Selund‑: sælund Hr

kennings

Aldyggr eyðir Selundbyggva
‘The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers ’
   = Haraldr

The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers → Haraldr
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byggva ‘dwellers’

byggvir (noun m.): dweller < selundbyggvi (noun m.)

[2] ‑byggva: so E, J2ˣ, ‘byggia’ Kˣ, 39, F, ‘byggir’ H, Hr

kennings

Aldyggr eyðir Selundbyggva
‘The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers ’
   = Haraldr

The most excellent destroyer of Sjælland-dwellers → Haraldr
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hugr ‘courage’

hugr (noun m.): mind, thought, courage

notes

[3, 4] hugr manna ‘men’s courage’: So also most eds. It would also be possible to take sigri manna ‘men’s victory’ (ll. 3, 4) together.

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hǫlfum ‘half’

halfr (adj.): half

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Haraldr ‘Haraldr’

Haraldr (noun m.): Haraldr

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sannar ‘is the proof’

2. sanna (verb): prove

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manna ‘men’s’

maðr (noun m.): man, person

notes

[3, 4] hugr manna ‘men’s courage’: So also most eds. It would also be possible to take sigri manna ‘men’s victory’ (ll. 3, 4) together.

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