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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prose sections:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45 

28 — Prose: Vǫls 28

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Sigmundr Sigmundr (noun m.) ‘Sigmundr...’nom.
segir, segja (verb) ‘say, tell...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
‘Eigi 3eigi (adv.) ‘not...’
vil vilja (verb) ‘want, intend...’1st pers. pres. sg.
ek ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’nom. sg.
drepa drepa (verb) [°drepr; drap, drápu; drepinn] ‘kill, strike...’infinitive;
bǫrn barn (noun n.) [°-s; bǫrn/barn(JKr 345³), dat. bǫrnum/barnum] ‘child...’acc. pl.
þín, þinn (pron.) [°f. þín, n. þitt] ‘your...’acc. n. pl.
þótt þótt (conj.) ‘although...’
þau hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’nom. n. pl.
hafi hafa (verb) ‘have...’3rd pers. pres. pl.
sagt segja (verb) ‘say, tell...’nom. n. pret. sg. participle;
til til (prep.) ‘to...’
mín.’ ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’gen. sg.
En 2en (conj.) ‘but, and...’
Sinfjǫtli Sinfjǫtli (noun m.) ‘Sinfjǫtli...’nom.
lét láta (verb) ‘let, have sth done...’3rd pers. pret. sg.
sér sik (pron.) [°gen. sín, dat. sér] ‘(refl. pron.)...’dat.
ekki 2ekki (adv.) ‘not...’
feilask feila (verb) ‘falter...’middle infinitive;
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
bregðr bregða (verb) [°bregðr/brigðr; brá, brugðu; brugðinn/brogðinn] ‘pull, jerk, break; change...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
sverði sverð (noun n.) [°-s; -] ‘sword...’dat. sg.
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
drepr drepa (verb) [°drepr; drap, drápu; drepinn] ‘kill, strike...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
hvárttveggja hvárrtveggi (pron.) ‘both...’gen. n.
barnit barn (noun n.) [°-s; bǫrn/barn(JKr 345³), dat. bǫrnum/barnum] ‘child...’nom. sg. definite form;
ok 3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’
kastar 1kasta (verb) ‘throw...’3rd pers. pres. sg.
þeim hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’dat. n. pl.
innar innar (adv.) ‘further in, inside...’
í í (prep.) ‘in, into...’
hǫllina 1hǫll (noun f.) [°hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir] ‘hall...’acc. sg. definite form;
fyrir fyrir (prep.) ‘for, before, because of...’
Siggeir Siggeirr (noun m.)acc.
konung. konungr (noun m.) [°dat. -i, -s; -ar] ‘king...’acc. sg.


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