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II. 2. Nóregs konungatal (Nkt) - 85

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2.1: Nóregs konungatal (‘Enumeration of the Kings of Norway’) — Anon NktII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Nóregs konungatal’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 761-806.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal, „er Sæmundr frodi orti“, et digt om Jóan Loptsson, omtr. 1190. (AI, 579-89, BI, 575-90); stanzas (if different): 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-12 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18-19 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28-29 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43-44 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59, 60/1-4 | 60 | 60/5-8, 61 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66, 67/1-4 | 67 | 67/5-8, 68 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75-76 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83

SkP info: II, 805

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73 — Anon Nkt 73II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 73’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 805.

Þat hefir ætt
Oddaverja
jǫfra kyn*
alla prýdda
dótturson,
sás dǫgum optar
fremsk margnýtr,
Magnúss konungs.

Þat kyn* jǫfra hefir prýdda alla ætt Oddaverja, {dótturson Magnúss konungs}, sás fremsk margnýtr optar dǫgum.

That descendant of princes has graced the entire family of the Oddaverjar, {the daughter’s son of King Magnús} [= Jón], who excels, much-bountiful, more often than there are days.

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Readings: [3] kyn*: kyns Flat

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 81: AI, 589, BI, 589-90, Skald I, 287, NN §2122; Flat 1860-8, II, 528.

Notes: [3] kyn* (n. nom. sg.) ‘descendant, kin’: Kyns (n. gen. sg.; so Flat) has been emended to provide a subject for hefir prýdda ‘has graced’ (ll. 1, 4). Kock (NN §2122) retains the gen. and points to a similar construction in st. 37 above, but the two constructions are not parallel (see Note to st. 37/5). Skj B translates kyn jǫfra as ‘royal family’ (kongeslægt): Den kongeslægt har udmerket Oddemændenes hele slægt ‘That royal family has distinguished the entire family of the men from Oddi’. That interpretation forces the emendation of sás ‘who’ (l. 6) to ‘that’ (see below). Kyn can also mean ‘descendant’, however, (see Fritzner: kyn 4), and it is preferable to equate kyn here with dótturson ‘daughter’s son’ (i.e. Jón) (l. 5) (see NN §2122). — [5] dótturson (m. nom. sg.) ‘the daughter’s son’: For the lack of the final -r in this cpd, see ANG §395.1. — [6] sás ‘who’: Skj B emends to ‘that’ (see Note to l. 3 above), and takes it with dótturson(r) ‘daughter’s son’ (l. 5) as the subject of a new cl.: sá margnýtr dóttursonr Magnús konungs fremsk optar dǫgum, translated as den udmærkede dattersön af kong Magnus vinder hæder oftere end der er dage ‘the splendid daughter’s son of King Magnús gains glory more often than there are days’. That interpretation entails an unattested placement of the finite verb in an independent cl. (syntactic position 3).

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