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ÞjóðA Sex 4II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 4’ 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. 116.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonSexstefja
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lypt ‘raised up’

lyfta (verb): lift, raise

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kviðjat ‘a ban’

kviðja (verb): [banned, a ban]

[2] kviðjat: kviðja Flat

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ulfs ‘on the wolf’s’

1. ulfr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): wolf

[4] ulfs: ulf H, Hr

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friðar ‘for a truce’

friðr (noun m.): peace

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‘of the sea’

sjór (noun m.): sea

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finnask ‘are to be found’

2. finna (verb): find, meet

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til ‘of this’

til (prep.): to

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opt ‘often’

opt (adv.): often

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keyptan ‘purchased’

kaupa (verb): buy

[7] keyptan: ‘keptan’ H

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leitt ‘unpleasant’

2. leiðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): hateful, loathsome

[8] leitt: so Flat, H, Hr, ‘leit’ Mork

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Haraldr (under his alias Norðbrikt) and his troops bring a rich Sicilian town to its knees through force of arms and cunning use of birds loaded with burning sulphur to set it on fire.

Flat introduces the st., Suo segir þor. skalld. ‘As the poet Þór… says’.

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