Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. megin (noun n.)

‘might, strength; very’
ONP (prose citations):195725759
SkP: 20127911 (prose):01392394

forms: megin, Megin, megní, magni, megni, megne, megnni, magne, mægin, mægní, megín, meginn, meiginn, mægni, megen, mangne, meg⟨n⟩i, meigni, męgni, megin, megnara, megins, méginſ

Anon Kúgdr 1III l. 1: Megin ‘very’
Anon Liðs 5I l. 6: megin ‘of the powerful’
Anon Mdr 27VII l. 4: megin ‘the very’
Anon Mhkv 6III l. 3: megin ‘strength’
Anon Pl 40VII l. 2: megin ‘care’
ESk Geisl 4VII l. 6: megin ‘great’
Eil Þdr 8III l. 8: megin ‘strength’
Gamlkan Has 12VII l. 6: megin ‘extremely’
Gamlkan Has 21VII l. 2: megin ‘very’
Gamlkan Has 24VII l. 2: megin ‘very’
Ólsv Kristdr 2III l. 2: megin ‘the power’
Sigv ErfÓl 16I l. 2: megin ‘the mightily’
Sigv Lv 8I l. 2: megin ‘very’
SnSt Ht 54III l. 8: megin ‘of the jarl’
Sturl Hákfl 10II l. 4: megin ‘of the mighty’
ÚlfrU Húsdr 5III l. 4: megin ‘powerful’
FriðÞ Lv 16VIII (Frið 18) l. 7: megin ‘the power’
StarkSt Vík 13VIII (Gautr 21) l. 8: megnara ‘of strength’
StarkSt Vík 16VIII (Gautr 24) l. 7: megins ‘my strength’
Ásb Lv 2VIII (OStór 3) l. 7: megin ‘strength’

Anon Kúgdr 1III, l. 1: Meginhræddir ‘very afraid’
Anon Liðs 5I, l. 6: meginásar ‘of the powerful pole’
Anon Mdr 27VII, l. 4: meginteitum ‘the very glad’
Anon Pl 40VII, l. 2: meginvandla ‘carefully’
ESk Geisl 4VII, l. 6: meginfjǫlði ‘great’
Gamlkan Has 12VII, l. 6: meginljótir ‘extremely ugly’
Gamlkan Has 21VII, l. 2: meginþungar ‘very heavy’
Gamlkan Has 24VII, l. 2: meginskjóta ‘very swift’
Sigv ErfÓl 16I, l. 2: meginrammir ‘the mightily strong’
Sigv Lv 8I, l. 2: meginfjarri ‘very far’
SnSt Ht 54III, l. 8: jarlmegin ‘the power of the jarl’
Sturl Hákfl 10II, l. 4: megingrönduðs ‘of the mighty harmer’
ÚlfrU Húsdr 5III, l. 4: megindrætti ‘powerful pull’

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