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Anon Pl 9VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 187-8.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
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Hræzkat ‘Do not fear’

3. hræða (verb): fear, be afraid

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vǫrðr ‘keeper’

vǫrðr (noun m.; °varðar, dat. verði/vǫrð; verðir, acc. vǫrðu): guardian, defender

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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þótt ‘even though’

þó (adv.): though

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verðir ‘you come’

1. verða (verb): become, be

[1] verðir: ‘verþr’ 673b, ‘verþir’ 673bÞH

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vest ‘be’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

[2] vest: ‘vist[...]’ 673b, ‘vactu’ or ‘vastu’ 673bÞH, ‘vist þu’ 673bFJ

notes

[2] vest ‘be’: Finnur Jónsson (1887) read vist, but noted the i as indistinct; cf. Jón Helgason 1932-3. An extrametrical pronoun, þú, following this verb is noted as indistinct by Finnur Jónsson (1887 and Skj A) and as illegible by Jón Helgason 1932-3.

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traustr ‘confident’

traustr (adj.): trusty

[2] traustr: ‘travstc’ 673b

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hraustla ‘bravely’

hraustla (adv.): bravely

[2] hraustla: ‘hrvsla’ 673b, 673bFJ, ‘hrvsra’ 673bÞH

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fremðar ‘glory’

fremð (noun f.): honour

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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lystr ‘desiring’

lystr (adj.): eager

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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í ‘into’

í (prep.): in, into

[3] í: ‘[...]’ 673b, ‘i’ 673bÞH, 673bFJ

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frán ‘of the shining’

2. fránn (adj.): bright, shining < fránskíð (noun n.)2. fránn (adj.): bright, shining < fránskeið (noun n.)

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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frán ‘of the shining’

2. fránn (adj.): bright, shining < fránskíð (noun n.)2. fránn (adj.): bright, shining < fránskeið (noun n.)

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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skíðs ‘ski’

skíð (noun n.; °; -): ski < fránskíð (noun n.)

[4] ‑skíðs: ‑skeiðs 673b

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER

notes

[4] -skíðs ... Vánar ‘-ski ... of Vôn’: Emendations proposed by Finnur Jónsson (1887).

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skíðs ‘ski’

skíð (noun n.; °; -): ski < fránskíð (noun n.)

[4] ‑skíðs: ‑skeiðs 673b

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER

notes

[4] -skíðs ... Vánar ‘-ski ... of Vôn’: Emendations proposed by Finnur Jónsson (1887).

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af ‘through’

af (prep.): from

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Vánar ‘of Vôn’

Ván (noun f.): Ván

[4] Vánar: ‘vaner’ 673b

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER

notes

[4] -skíðs ... Vánar ‘-ski ... of Vôn’: Emendations proposed by Finnur Jónsson (1887).

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Vánar ‘of Vôn’

Ván (noun f.): Ván

[4] Vánar: ‘vaner’ 673b

kennings

fremðar lystr vǫrðr fránskíðs Vánar,
‘glory-desiring keeper of the shining ski of Vôn, ’
   = SEAFARER

the shining ski of Vôn, → SHIP
glory-desiring keeper of the SHIP → SEAFARER

notes

[4] -skíðs ... Vánar ‘-ski ... of Vôn’: Emendations proposed by Finnur Jónsson (1887).

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Þinn ‘your’

þinn (pron.; °f. þín, n. þitt): your

[5] Þinn: ‘þin’ 673b

notes

[5-6] hreinni huggun mun minka trega þinn ‘with pure consolation [I] will lessen your sorrow’: Skj B translates en renere trøst vil forminske din sorg ‘a purer consolation will lessen your sorrow’, but hreinni is dat. The above reading follows NN §2131, which has hreinni as instrumental dat. and reads mun as representing munk. Huggan ‘consolation, comfort’ is an important concept in Pl, and recurs in sts 31/5, 36/6 and 54/7. The only other occurrence of the word in skaldic verse is Gamlkan Jóndr 2/3.

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mun ‘I will’

munu (verb): will, must

notes

[5-6] hreinni huggun mun minka trega þinn ‘with pure consolation [I] will lessen your sorrow’: Skj B translates en renere trøst vil forminske din sorg ‘a purer consolation will lessen your sorrow’, but hreinni is dat. The above reading follows NN §2131, which has hreinni as instrumental dat. and reads mun as representing munk. Huggan ‘consolation, comfort’ is an important concept in Pl, and recurs in sts 31/5, 36/6 and 54/7. The only other occurrence of the word in skaldic verse is Gamlkan Jóndr 2/3.

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huggun ‘consolation’

huggun (noun f.; °hugganar/huggunar; hugganir): comfort

notes

[5-6] hreinni huggun mun minka trega þinn ‘with pure consolation [I] will lessen your sorrow’: Skj B translates en renere trøst vil forminske din sorg ‘a purer consolation will lessen your sorrow’, but hreinni is dat. The above reading follows NN §2131, which has hreinni as instrumental dat. and reads mun as representing munk. Huggan ‘consolation, comfort’ is an important concept in Pl, and recurs in sts 31/5, 36/6 and 54/7. The only other occurrence of the word in skaldic verse is Gamlkan Jóndr 2/3.

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hreinni ‘With pure’

2. hreinn (adj.; °compar. hreinari/hreinni, superl. hreinastr/hreinstr): pure

notes

[5-6] hreinni huggun mun minka trega þinn ‘with pure consolation [I] will lessen your sorrow’: Skj B translates en renere trøst vil forminske din sorg ‘a purer consolation will lessen your sorrow’, but hreinni is dat. The above reading follows NN §2131, which has hreinni as instrumental dat. and reads mun as representing munk. Huggan ‘consolation, comfort’ is an important concept in Pl, and recurs in sts 31/5, 36/6 and 54/7. The only other occurrence of the word in skaldic verse is Gamlkan Jóndr 2/3.

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hers ‘of war’

herr (noun m.; °-s/-jar, dat. -; -jar, gen. -ja/herra): army, host

kennings

ôrr skins hers,
‘messenger of the shine of war, ’
   = WARRIOR

the shine of war, → SWORD
messenger of the SWORD → WARRIOR
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hers ‘of war’

herr (noun m.; °-s/-jar, dat. -; -jar, gen. -ja/herra): army, host

kennings

ôrr skins hers,
‘messenger of the shine of war, ’
   = WARRIOR

the shine of war, → SWORD
messenger of the SWORD → WARRIOR
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skins ‘of the shine’

skin (noun n.; °-s): gleam, shine

kennings

ôrr skins hers,
‘messenger of the shine of war, ’
   = WARRIOR

the shine of war, → SWORD
messenger of the SWORD → WARRIOR
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skins ‘of the shine’

skin (noun n.; °-s): gleam, shine

kennings

ôrr skins hers,
‘messenger of the shine of war, ’
   = WARRIOR

the shine of war, → SWORD
messenger of the SWORD → WARRIOR
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trega ‘sorrow’

tregi (noun m.; °-a; -ar): sorrow

notes

[5-6] hreinni huggun mun minka trega þinn ‘with pure consolation [I] will lessen your sorrow’: Skj B translates en renere trøst vil forminske din sorg ‘a purer consolation will lessen your sorrow’, but hreinni is dat. The above reading follows NN §2131, which has hreinni as instrumental dat. and reads mun as representing munk. Huggan ‘consolation, comfort’ is an important concept in Pl, and recurs in sts 31/5, 36/6 and 54/7. The only other occurrence of the word in skaldic verse is Gamlkan Jóndr 2/3.

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minka ‘lessen’

minnka (verb): diminish, decrease

notes

[5-6] hreinni huggun mun minka trega þinn ‘with pure consolation [I] will lessen your sorrow’: Skj B translates en renere trøst vil forminske din sorg ‘a purer consolation will lessen your sorrow’, but hreinni is dat. The above reading follows NN §2131, which has hreinni as instrumental dat. and reads mun as representing munk. Huggan ‘consolation, comfort’ is an important concept in Pl, and recurs in sts 31/5, 36/6 and 54/7. The only other occurrence of the word in skaldic verse is Gamlkan Jóndr 2/3.

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ôrr ‘messenger’

1. árr (noun m.; °dat. ár; ǽrir/árar, acc. áru): messenger

[7] ôrr: ór 673b

kennings

ôrr skins hers,
‘messenger of the shine of war, ’
   = WARRIOR

the shine of war, → SWORD
messenger of the SWORD → WARRIOR
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