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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

lypt ‘raised up’

lyfta (verb): lift, raise


kviðjat ‘a ban’

kviðja (verb): [banned, a ban]

[2] kviðjat: kviðja Flat


ulfs ‘on the wolf’s’

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

[4] ulfs: ulf H, Hr


friðar ‘for a truce’

friðr (noun m.): peace


‘of the sea’

sjór (noun m.): sea


finnask ‘are to be found’

2. finna (verb): find, meet


til ‘of this’

til (prep.): to


opt ‘often’

opt (adv.): often


keyptan ‘purchased’

kaupa (verb): buy

[7] keyptan: ‘keptan’ H


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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