Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Lv 29I l. 6

dýrðar — a glorious


dýrð (noun f.; °-ar/-a(NoDipl(1279) 44²ˆ); -ir): glory < dýrð (noun f.): glory


[6] dýrðar‑: ‘dyrðan’ E


[6] dýrðarson ‘a glorious son’: (a) Literally, dýrðar means ‘of glory’, hence ‘glorious’, and dýrðarson is here taken as a cpd by analogy with numerous later compounds (see LP: dýrð, dýrðar-). (b) In Skj B, as in some earlier analyses, dýrðar is thought to modify feðr ‘father’, though the word order derived from this arrangement is strained. (c) Kock (NN §682) would emend to dýrðir ‘glories’, and, reading nom. sonr for acc. son, advocates the meaning ‘the lord of men would have glories, if the son became like the father’.



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