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Anon Nkt 18II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 18’ 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. 773-4.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
171819

Urðut ‘’

1. verða (verb): become, be

[1] Urðut *: urðu ei Flat

notes

[1] urðut * (3rd pers. pl. pret. indic.) ‘did not turn out’: Flat’s urðu ei ‘became not’ (late and unmetrical) has been emended to urðut with enclitic negation (see st. 6/2).

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* ‘did not turn out’

(non-lexical)

[1] Urðut *: urðu ei Flat

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[1] urðut * (3rd pers. pl. pret. indic.) ‘did not turn out’: Flat’s urðu ei ‘became not’ (late and unmetrical) has been emended to urðut with enclitic negation (see st. 6/2).

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góð ‘well’

góðr (adj.): good

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ævilok ‘The death’

ævilok (noun n.): [death]

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[3] ævilok ‘death’: Lit. ‘life-closures’. This is n. pl., which accounts for the pl. form of urðut ‘became not’ (l. 1). See also st. 53/3 below.

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Eireks ‘{of Eiríkr’s’

Eiríkr (noun m.): Eiríkr

kennings

fǫður Eireks
‘of Eiríkr’s father ’
   = Hákon

Eiríkr’s father → Hákon
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fǫður ‘father’

faðir (noun m.): father

kennings

fǫður Eireks
‘of Eiríkr’s father ’
   = Hákon

Eiríkr’s father → Hákon
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þás ‘when’

þás (conj.): when

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meitti ‘sliced’

meita (verb): [sliced]

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hattar ‘the hat’

hattr (noun m.; °dat. -i; -ar): hat < hattarstallr (noun m.)

kennings

hattarstall
‘the hat-support ’
   = HEAD

the hat-support → HEAD
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stall ‘support’

stallr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): seat, stall, support < hattarstallr (noun m.)

kennings

hattarstall
‘the hat-support ’
   = HEAD

the hat-support → HEAD
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Hôkoni ‘Hákon’

Hákon (noun m.): Hákon

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Hákon jarl was killed by his slave, Karkr, in 995 when they were hiding beneath a pigsty at the farm Romol near the river Gaula, across from Melhus, Trøndelag. See Theodoricus (MHN 18), HN (MHN 115), Ágr (ÍF 29, 17), Fsk (ÍF 29, 139), ÓTHkr (ÍF 26, 293-8).

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