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 

5 — Prose: Skm 2.3

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wordlemmaform
Þá 2þá (adv.) ‘then...’
varð 1verða (verb) ‘become, be...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
Loki Loki (noun m.) ‘[to Loki, Loki]...’nom.
reiðr 4reiðr (adj.) [°superl. -astr] ‘angry...’nom. m. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
greip grípa (verb) ‘seize, grasp...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
upp upp (adv.) ‘up...’
mikla mikill (adj.) [°mikinn] ‘great, large...’acc. f. sg.
stǫng stǫng (noun f.) [°stangar, dat. -u; stangir/stengr] ‘pole...’acc. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
reiðir 2reiða (verb) ‘carry...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
af af (prep.) ‘from...’
ǫllu allr (adj.) ‘all...’dat. n. sg.
afli 2afl (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘strength...’dat. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
rekr 2reka (verb) ‘drive, force...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
á 3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’
kroppinn 1kroppr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i] ‘body...’acc. sg. definite form;
erninum. 1ǫrn (noun m.) [°arnar, dat. erni; ernir, acc. ǫrnu] ‘eagle...’dat. sg. definite form;
Ǫrninn 1ǫrn (noun m.) [°arnar, dat. erni; ernir, acc. ǫrnu] ‘eagle...’nom. sg. definite form;
bregzk bregða (verb) [°bregðr/brigðr; brá, brugðu; brugðinn/brogðinn] ‘pull, jerk, break; change...’3rd pers. pres. sg. middle
við 2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’
hǫggit hǫgg (noun n.) [°-s, dat. hǫggvi/hǫggi; -] ‘blow...’acc. sg. definite form;
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
flýgr fljúga (verb) ‘fly...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
upp. upp (adv.) ‘up...’
Þá 2þá (adv.) ‘then...’
var 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
fǫst fastr (adj.) [°compar. -ari, superl. -astr] ‘firm, fast...’nom. f. sg.
stǫngin stǫng (noun f.) [°stangar, dat. -u; stangir/stengr] ‘pole...’nom. sg. definite form;
við 2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’
kropp 1kroppr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i] ‘body...’acc. sg.
arnarins, 1ǫrn (noun m.) [°arnar, dat. erni; ernir, acc. ǫrnu] ‘eagle...’gen. sg. definite form;
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
hendr hǫnd (noun f.) [°handar, dat. hendi; hendr (hendir StatPáll³ 752¹²)] ‘hand...’acc. pl.
Loka Loki (noun m.) ‘[to Loki, Loki]...’gen.
við 2við (prep.) ‘with, against...’
annan 1annarr (pron.) [°f. ǫnnur, n. annat; pl. aðrir] ‘(an)other, second...’acc. m. sg.
enda. endi (noun m.) ‘end...’acc. sg.
Ǫrninn 1ǫrn (noun m.) [°arnar, dat. erni; ernir, acc. ǫrnu] ‘eagle...’nom. sg. definite form;
flýgr fljúga (verb) ‘fly...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
hátt 3hár (adj.) [°-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr] ‘high...’n. sg.
svá, svá (adv.) ‘so, thus...’
at 4at (conj.) ‘that...’
fœtr 1fótr (noun m.) ‘foot, leg...’nom. pl.
Loka Loki (noun m.) ‘[to Loki, Loki]...’gen.
taka 2taka (verb) ‘take...’3rd pers. pres. pl.
niðr 3niðr (adv.) ‘down...’
grjót grjót (noun n.) ‘rock, stone...’acc. pl.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
urðir urð (noun f.) [°-ar, dat. -/-u; -ir] ‘stones...’acc. pl.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
viðu, 1viðr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. -i/-; -ir, acc. -u/-i] ‘wood, tree...’dat. sg.
en 2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’
hendr hǫnd (noun f.) [°handar, dat. hendi; hendr (hendir StatPáll³ 752¹²)] ‘hand...’nom. pl.
hans, hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’gen. m. sg.
hyggr 2hyggja (verb) ‘think, consider...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
hann, hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’nom. m. sg.
at 4at (conj.) ‘that...’
slitna slitna (verb) ‘tear, break...’infinitive;
munu munu (verb) ‘will, must...’3rd pers. pres. pl.
ór 3ór (prep.) ‘out of...’
ǫxlum. ǫxl (noun f.) [°axlar, dat. -u; axlir] ‘shoulder...’dat. pl.

 

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