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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arn Hardr 14II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Haraldsdrápa 14’ 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. 276.

Arnórr jarlaskáld ÞórðarsonHaraldsdrápa
131415

Vítt ‘far and wide’

víðr (adj.): far

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vǫlsungs ‘of the sovereign’

vǫlsungr (noun m.; °; -ar): sovereign

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heiti ‘The [great] name’

heiti (noun n.): name, promise

[1] heiti: hætti Hr

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harða ‘most’

harða (adv.): very

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skaut ‘launched’

skjóta (verb): shoot

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nýtla ‘skilfully’

nýtla (adv.): [skilfully]

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[3] nýtla ‘skilfully’: This adv. is unique, but the adj. nýtligr ‘profitable’ occurs in Ótt Hfl 3/5I, applied to fǫr ‘journey’. The notion common to both is ‘useful’.

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norðan ‘from the north’

norðan (adv.): from the north

[4] norðan herskips borði: norðr hafskíða borðum Flat

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herskips ‘the warship’s’

herskip (noun n.): warship

[4] norðan herskips borði: norðr hafskíða borðum Flat

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borði ‘plank’

borð (noun n.; °-s; -): side, plank, board; table

[4] norðan herskips borði: norðr hafskíða borðum Flat

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Stanzas 14, 15 and 16 are quoted as an appendix to the account of the battle of Stamford Bridge, although they do not expressly describe the fighting.

The introduction ascribes Arnórr’s poetry about Haraldr’s last battle to the erfidrápa ‘memorial drápa’ he composed about him (Flat has Arni for Arnórr). — [3-4]: The reference to sailing out from Nidelven (the river Nið) may be intended specifically to recall Haraldr’s building and launching of a new warship there c. 1062, before the battle at the Nissan (Niz), as celebrated in ÞjóðA Har 1-4.

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