Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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3. Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6 (Skm) - 45

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The skaldic database has been adapted here to include prose texts for teaching purposes. The text of Hrólfs saga is from Guðni Jónsson’s edition in Fornaldar sögur norðurlanda (1954); Skáldskaparmál is based on the text in Anthony Faulkes’s Viking Society edition; Laxdœla saga and Grœnlendinga saga are taken from the Íslenzk fornrit series. The text of Vǫlsunga saga is from Gordon’s Introduction to Old Norse, with incest restored. The first section of Hrólfs saga includes a close, unidiomatic parallel translation by Tarrin Wills. The glossary has also been produced by Tarrin Wills.

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Skáldskaparmál — chs 1-6

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prose sections:  1.1   1.2   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   2.5   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   4.1   4.2   4.3   5.1   5.2   5.3   5.4   5.5   5.6   5.7   5.8   5.9   5.10   5.11   6.1   6.2   6.3   6.4   6.5   6.6   6.7   6.8   6.9   6.10   6.11   6.12   6.13   24.1   24.2   24.3   24.4   24.5   24.6 

1 — Prose: Skm 1.1

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wordlemmaform
Einn 2einn (pron.) [°decl. cf. einn num.] ‘one, alone...’nom. m. sg.
maðr maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’nom. sg.
er 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
nefndr 2nefna (verb) ‘mention, name, call...’pret. sg. participle;
Ægir Ægir (noun m.) ‘Ægir, sea...’nom.
eða eða (conj.) ‘or...’
Hlér. Hlér (noun m.) ‘Hlér...’nom.
Hann hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’nom. m. sg.
bjó 2búa (verb) [°býr (1. pers. býg NjM 330²⁴); bjó/bjuggi/bjǫggi/byggi, bjuggu/bjǫggu (præt. conj. byggi); búinn (n. sg. búit/bút)] ‘prepare, ready, live...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
í í (prep.) ‘in, into...’
eyju 1ey (noun f.) [°-jar, dat. -ju/-; -jar] ‘island...’dat. sg.
þeiri, 1 (pron.) [°gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---] ‘that (one), those...’dat. f. sg.
er 2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’
(adv.) ‘now...’
er 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
kǫlluð kalla (verb) ‘call...’pret. sg. participle;
Hlésey. Hlésey (noun f.) ‘[Læsø, Hlésey]...’
Hann hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’nom. m. sg.
var 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
mjǫk mjǫk (adv.) ‘very, much...’
fjǫlkunnigr. fjǫlkunnigr (adj.) ‘knowledgeable in magic...’nom. m. sg.
Hann hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’nom. m. sg.
gerði 1gera (verb) ‘do, make...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
ferð ferð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir/-arMork 196¹²)] ‘host, journey...’acc. sg.
sína 3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’acc. f. sg.
til til (prep.) ‘to...’
Ásgarðs, Ásgarðr (noun m.) ‘enclosure of the gods...’gen. sg.
en 2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’
er 2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’
Æsir 2Áss (noun m.) [°áss, dat. ási/ás; ásar] ‘god...’nom. pl.
vissu 1vita (verb) ‘know...’3rd pers. pret. pl.
fyrir fyrir (prep.) ‘for, before, because of...’
ferð ferð (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir/-arMork 196¹²)] ‘host, journey...’acc. sg.
hans, hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’gen. m. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
var 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
honum hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’dat. m. sg.
fagnat fagna (verb) [°-að-] ‘welcome, rejoice...’pret. sg. participle;
vel vel (adv.) ‘well, very...’
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
þó þó (adv.) ‘though...’
margir 2margr (adj.) [°-an] ‘many...’nom. m. pl.
hlutir hlutr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -i/-; -ir, acc. -i/-u] ‘part, thing...’nom. pl.
með með (prep.) ‘with...’
sjónhverfingum. sjónhverfing (noun f.) ‘illusion...’dat. pl.
Ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
um 1um (prep.) ‘about, around...’
kveldit, kveld (noun n.) [°-s] ‘evening...’acc. sg. definite form;
er 2er (conj.) ‘who, which, when...’
drekka 2drekka (verb) [°drekkr; drakk, drukku; drukkinn/drykkinn] ‘drink...’infinitive;
skyldi, skulu (verb) ‘shall, should, must...’subj. 3rd pers. pret. sg.
þá 2þá (adv.) ‘then...’
lét láta (verb) ‘let, have sth done...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
Óðinn Óðinn (noun m.) ‘Óðinn...’nom.
bera 3bera (verb) [°berr; bar, báru; borinn] ‘bear, carry...’infinitive;
inn 1inn (adv.) ‘in, inside...’
í í (prep.) ‘in, into...’
hǫllina 1hǫll (noun f.) [°hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir] ‘hall...’acc. sg. definite form;
sverð sverð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘sword...’acc. pl.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
váru 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pret. pl.
svá svá (adv.) ‘so, thus...’
bjǫrt, bjartr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘bright...’acc. n. pl.
at 4at (conj.) ‘that...’
þar þar (adv.) ‘there...’
af af (prep.) ‘from...’
lýsti, 2lýsa (verb) ‘illuminate, show...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
var 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
ekki 2ekki (adv.) ‘not...’
haft hafa (verb) ‘have...’pret. participle;
ljós ljós (noun n.) [°ljóss; -] ‘light...’acc. sg.
annat, 1annarr (pron.) [°f. ǫnnur, n. annat; pl. aðrir] ‘(an)other, second...’acc. n. sg.
meðan meðan (conj.) ‘while...’
við 2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’
drykkju 1drykkja (noun f.) [°-ju/-u; -ur] ‘drinking...’dat. sg.
var 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
setit. sitja (verb) ‘sit...’pret. participle;

 

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