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Anon Nkt 30II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 30’ 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. 780.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
293031

Reisti ‘raised’

rísta (verb): carve, raise

notes

[1] reisti (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘raised’: The verb is in the sg. with a pl. subject (see Note to st. 25/1 above).

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móti ‘against’

móti (prep.): against

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kynjað*r ‘family’

kynjaðr (adj./verb p.p.): [family]

[3] kynjað*r: kynjaðir Flat

notes

[3] kynjað*r (m. nom. sg.) ‘of good kin’: The Flat reading kynjaðir (m. nom. pl.) ‘of good kin’ creates a hypermetrical l. and has been emended in accordance with most earlier eds.

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Þórir ‘Þórir’

Þórir (noun m.): Þórir

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Þar ‘at the place’

þar (adv.): there

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felldr ‘killed’

felldr (adj.): killed

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fylkir ‘The lord’

fylkir (noun m.): leader

kennings

Fylkir Þrœnda
‘The lord of the Þrœndir ’
   = NORWEGIAN KING = Óláfr

The lord of the Þrœndir → NORWEGIAN KING = Óláfr
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Þrœnda ‘of the Þrœndir’

Þrœndr (noun m.; °; þrǿndir/þrǿndr): people from Tröndelag

kennings

Fylkir Þrœnda
‘The lord of the Þrœndir ’
   = NORWEGIAN KING = Óláfr

The lord of the Þrœndir → NORWEGIAN KING = Óláfr
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Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson (S. Óláfr) was killed at the battle of Stiklestad, Trøndelag (on 29 July 1030; for this date, see McDougall and McDougall 1998, 88-9 n. 204). Two of the leaders of the opposing army were Kálfr Árnason and Þórir hundr ‘Dog’ Þórisson. Kálfr belonged to the illustrious family of the Arnmœðlingar. See the additions to Fsk (IV. Hér hefr Arnmœðlingatal ‘Here begins the enumeration of the Arnmœðlingar’, ÍF 29, 371-3). Þórir was a member of the Bjarkøy family (Bjarkeyingar; see Genealogy IX in ÍF 28).

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