Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Berv 16II l. 2

dýrða — honours


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


[2] dýrða: so Flat, dýrðan 325XI 3


[1, 2] órýrr dýrða jǫfra ‘not decreasing in princely honours’: This interpretation is debated. Skj B reads órýrr jǫfra ‘splendid among lords’ and takes dýrða ‘honours’ (f. gen. pl.) with the next cl.: þing ins digra dróttins urðu drjúg dýrða ‘the encounters with the stout king became rich in honours’ (translation omitted in Skj B; see LP: drjúgr; þing 3). The translation ‘splendid among lords’ (ypperlig blandt fyrster) is inaccurate, because órýrr means ‘not decreasing, not dwindling’ (see NN §2477).



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