Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Vǫlsunga saga — chs 6-8 (Vǫls) - 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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Vǫlsunga saga — chs 6-8

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21 — Prose: Vǫls 21

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lemmatised words

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4at (conj.) ‘that...’ — 21

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 21

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 21

drepa (verb) [°drepr; drap, drápu; drepinn] ‘kill, strike...’ — 21

eggja (verb) [°-að-] ‘urge...’eggjar 21

3eigi (adv.) ‘not...’ — 21

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 21

faðir (noun m.) ‘father...’feðr 21

frændrœkinn (adj.) ‘attached to one’s kinsmen...’ — 21

hafa (verb) ‘have...’ — 21

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’ — 21

1harmr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘sorrow, grief...’harma 21

2hyggja (verb) ‘think, consider...’hyggr 21

1illska (noun f.) [°-u; -ur] ‘wickedness, bad disposition...’illsku 21

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 21

kapp (noun n.) [°-s; *-] ‘strength, vigour, courage...’ — 21

konungr (noun m.) [°dat. -i, -s; -ar] ‘king...’konung 21, konungs 21

maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’mann (acc. sg.) 21

mannsee maðr (noun m.) ‘man, person...’

1minna (verb) ‘remind, remember, recall...’minnir 21

mjǫk (adv.) ‘very, much...’ — 21

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 21

opt (adv.) ‘often...’ — 21

see 2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’

Siggeirr (noun m.)Siggeir 21, Siggeirs 21

Sigmundr (noun m.) ‘Sigmundr...’Sigmund 21, Sigmundi 21

3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’sína 21, síns 21

sonr (noun m.) [°-ar, dat. syni; synir, acc. sonu, syni] ‘son...’ — 21

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’ (subj. 3rd pers. pres. sg.) 21

vǫlsungr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘sovereign, Vǫlsung...’Vǫlsunga 21

þó (adv.) ‘though...’ — 21

því (adv.) ‘therefore, because...’ — 21

2þykkja (verb) ‘seem, think...’þykkir 21

ætla (verb) ‘intend, mean, think...’ætlar 21

1ætt (noun f.) [°-ar; -ir] ‘family...’ — 21


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