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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41 — Prose: Vǫls 41

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lemmatised words

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af (prep.) ‘from...’ — 41

biðja (verb) [°biðr; bað, báðu; beðinn (beiþ- Martin¹ 573‡, bỏþ- HákEirsp 661‰, cf. ed. intr. xl)] ‘ask for, order, pray...’biðr 41

bœta (verb) [°-tt-] ‘better, emend, compensate...’ — 41

dráp (noun n.) [°-s] ‘killing...’ — 41

ek (pron.) [°mín, dat. mér, acc. mik] ‘I, me...’ — 41

2ganga (verb) [geng, gekk, gengu, genginn] ‘walk, go...’ — 41

góðr (adj.) ‘good...’góð 41

hafa (verb) ‘have...’hefi 41

hann (pron.) [°gen. hans, dat. honum; f. hon, gen. hennar, acc. hana] ‘he, she, it, they, them......’ — 41, henni 41, Hon 41, honum 41

1harmr (noun m.) [°-s, dat. -i; -ar] ‘sorrow, grief...’harma 41

hefisee hafa (verb) ‘have...’

hvárt (adv.) ‘whether...’ — 41

konungr (noun m.) [°dat. -i, -s; -ar] ‘king...’konungi 41, konungs 41

metorð (noun n.) ‘estimate, esteem...’ — 41

1muna (verb) ‘remember...’munat 41

(adv.) ‘now...’ — 41

3ok (conj.) ‘and, but; also...’ — 41

Siggeirr (noun m.)Siggeiri 41

3sinn (pron.) [°f. sín, n. sitt] ‘(refl. poss. pron.)...’sína 41

skaltusee skulu (verb) ‘shall, should, must...’

skulu (verb) ‘shall, should, must...’skaltu (2nd pers. pres. sg. enclictic pronoun;) 41

sómi (noun m.) [°-a] ‘honour...’sóma 41

svara (verb) ‘answer...’svarar 41

svá (adv.) ‘so, thus...’ — 41

systir (noun f.) [°systur; systur] ‘sister...’systur 41

út (adv.) ‘out(side)...’ — 41

vilja (verb) ‘want, intend...’vill 41

1vita (verb) ‘know...’ — 41

vǫlsungr (noun m.) [°; -ar] ‘sovereign, Vǫlsung...’Vǫlsungs 41

þiggja (verb) ‘receive, get...’ — 41


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