Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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2. Vǫlsunga saga — chs 6-8 (Vǫls) - 45

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Vǫlsunga saga — chs 6-8

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25 — Prose: Vǫls 25

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lemmatised words

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aldr (noun m.) [°aldrs, dat. aldri; aldrar] ‘life, age...’aldri 25

3at (prep.) ‘at, to...’ — 25

5at (nota) ‘to (with infinitive)...’ — 25

3á (prep.) ‘on, at...’ — 25

barn (noun n.) [°-s; bǫrn/barn(JKr 345³), dat. bǫrnum/barnum] ‘child...’bǫrn 25

2eiga (verb) [°á/eigr (præs. pl. 3. pers. eigu/eiga); átti, áttu; átt] ‘own, have...’eigu 25

2einn (pron.) [°decl. cf. einn num.] ‘one, alone...’ — 25

2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’ — 25

eptir (prep.) ‘after, behind...’ — 25

golf (noun n.) ‘floor...’gólfinu 25

gull (noun n.) ‘gold...’gulli ‘a game with a gold ball?’ 25

gullhringr (noun m.) ‘gold ring...’ — 25

hallarinnarsee 1hǫll (noun f.) [°hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir] ‘hall...’

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’þau 25, þeir 25

hlaupa (verb) ‘leap, run...’ — 25

hleypa (verb) ‘impell, make run...’hleypr 25

1hringr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -; -ar] ‘ring; sword...’hringsins 25

1hrjóta (verb) ‘fling, fly...’hrýtr 25

hrýtrsee 1hrjóta (verb) ‘fling, fly...’

hús (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘house...’húsit 25

1hǫll (noun f.) [°hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir] ‘hall...’hallarinnar 25

í (prep.) ‘in, into...’ — 25

konungr (noun m.) [°dat. -i, -s; -ar] ‘king...’ — 25

3leika (verb) ‘play...’ — 25

leita (verb) ‘seek, look for, attack...’ — 25

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 25

2renna (verb) ‘run (strong)...’ — 25

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...’Þau 25, því 25

sem (conj.) ‘as, which...’ — 25

Sigmundr (noun m.) ‘Sigmundr...’ — 25

Signý (noun f.) ‘Signý...’ — 25

sik (pron.) [°gen. sín, dat. sér] ‘(refl. pron.)...’sér 25

sveinn (noun m.) [°sveins; sveinar] ‘boy, servant, attendant...’sveinninn 25

tveir (num. cardinal) ‘two...’tvau 25

ungr (adj.) ‘young...’ung 25

útarr (adv.) ‘further out...’útar 25

2vera (verb) ‘be, is, was, were, are, am...’eru 25

þar (adv.) ‘there...’ — 25


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