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Anon (Mberf) 5II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts 5’ 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. 832-3.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts
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gramr ‘The lord’

1. gramr (noun m.): ruler

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gerði ‘was doing’

1. gera (verb): do, make

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Giffarðr ‘Giffarðr’

Giffarðr (noun m.): Giffarðr

[2] Giffarðr: ‘giparðr’ F, E, 42ˣ, ‘Giparðr’ J2ˣ

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[2] Giffarðr: The variant form of the personal name (Gíparðr; so F, J2ˣ, E, 42ˣ) is retained in Skj B and Skald, but it is incorrect. Giffarðr is the ON rendering of the Norman family name Giffard (see Gade 2001). For his possible identity, see Note to Mberf Lv 2/2.

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þars ‘where’

þars (conj.): where

[2] þars (‘þar er’): þá er H, Hr, 42ˣ

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ruðum ‘reddened’

rjóða (verb): to redden

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vasat ‘had not’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

[4] vasat (‘varat’): var 42ˣ

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þannig ‘there’

þannig (adv.): thus, there, that way

[4] þannig: þannug E, J2ˣ, þangat 42ˣ

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Framreiðar ‘to advance’

framreið (noun f.): [to advance]

[5] Framreiðar: so Hr, F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ, fram reið þar Mork, framreið H

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fnauði ‘The coward’

fnauði (noun m.): [coward]

[5] fnauði: frændi Hr, ‘frauði’ F, E, ‘frvþe’ J2ˣ, ‘fruþi’ 42ˣ

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á ‘on’

3. á (prep.): on, at

[6] á: so H, F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ, af Mork, Hr

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‘steed’

jór (noun m.): stallion, steed

[6] jó: jór 42ˣ

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rauðum ‘his chestnut’

rauðr (noun m.): chestnut

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villat ‘he does not wish’

vilja (verb): want, intend

[7] villat *: vill hann eigi Mork, E, J2ˣ, vill eigi H, Hr, vill hann ei F, 42ˣ

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[7] villat * ‘he does not wish’: For this normalisation, see Note to Mberf Lv 2/1.

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* ‘’

(non-lexical)

[7] villat *: vill hann eigi Mork, E, J2ˣ, vill eigi H, Hr, vill hann ei F, 42ˣ

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[7] villat * ‘he does not wish’: For this normalisation, see Note to Mberf Lv 2/1.

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fylla ‘to complete’

fylla (verb): fill

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falsk ‘was hiding’

2. fela (verb): hide

[8] falsk: ‘fask’ Hr, falskr F

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The st. is recited in response to Mberf Lv 2, in which Magnús asks the whereabouts of the Norman knight Giffarðr, who was in his army at the battle of Fuxerna, Sweden.

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