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Arn Þorfdr 25II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Þorfinnsdrápa 25’ 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. 259-60.

Arnórr jarlaskáld ÞórðarsonÞorfinnsdrápa
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Ætt ‘kin’

1. ætt (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): family < ættbœtir (noun m.)

[1] Ætt‑: At Tˣ, ‘Et’ W

kennings

ítran ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars
‘the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr ’
   = Þorfinnr

the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr → Þorfinnr

notes

[1, 2, 4] ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars ‘kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr [= Þorfinnr]’: Einarr, youngest son of Rǫgnvaldr Mœrajarl, enjoyed a long and successful rule in the Orkneys c. 900. Orkn ch. 7 explains that he gained his nickname ‘Turf’ or ‘Peat’ since he was the first to cut peat for fuel at Tarbatnes (Torfnes) (cf. Note on this p. n., st. 9/2, and Crawford 1987, 153 on peat-cutting). See also TorfE LvI and Anon (Hhárf) 1I.

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bœti ‘ennobler’

bœtir (noun m.): amender < ættbœtir (noun m.)

kennings

ítran ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars
‘the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr ’
   = Þorfinnr

the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr → Þorfinnr

notes

[1, 2, 4] ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars ‘kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr [= Þorfinnr]’: Einarr, youngest son of Rǫgnvaldr Mœrajarl, enjoyed a long and successful rule in the Orkneys c. 900. Orkn ch. 7 explains that he gained his nickname ‘Turf’ or ‘Peat’ since he was the first to cut peat for fuel at Tarbatnes (Torfnes) (cf. Note on this p. n., st. 9/2, and Crawford 1987, 153 on peat-cutting). See also TorfE LvI and Anon (Hhárf) 1I.

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firr ‘keep’

2. firra (verb): keep (from), remove

[1] firr: so U, fiðr R, Tˣ, W

notes

[1] firr ‘keep far from’: Firr, imp. sg. of firra e-n e-u ‘keep sby far from sth., save, defend from’ (so U) fits the syntax and meaning of the context well, while fiðr ‘finds’ in R, , W produces a highly unlikely sentence.

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ítran ‘the splendid’

ítr (adj.): glorious

kennings

ítran ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars
‘the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr ’
   = Þorfinnr

the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr → Þorfinnr
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allríks ‘of all-powerful’

allríkr (adj.): very powerful

kennings

ítran ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars
‘the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr ’
   = Þorfinnr

the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr → Þorfinnr

notes

[1, 2, 4] ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars ‘kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr [= Þorfinnr]’: Einarr, youngest son of Rǫgnvaldr Mœrajarl, enjoyed a long and successful rule in the Orkneys c. 900. Orkn ch. 7 explains that he gained his nickname ‘Turf’ or ‘Peat’ since he was the first to cut peat for fuel at Tarbatnes (Torfnes) (cf. Note on this p. n., st. 9/2, and Crawford 1987, 153 on peat-cutting). See also TorfE LvI and Anon (Hhárf) 1I.

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líkna ‘mercies’

líkn (noun f.; °-ar; gen. -a): grace, mercy

[2] líkna: liknar U

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tyggja ‘prince’

tyggi (noun m.): prince, sovereign

[3] tyggja: ‘ti[...]a’ U

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Torf ‘Torf’

torf (noun n.; °-s;-): turf, sod; peat

kennings

ítran ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars
‘the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr ’
   = Þorfinnr

the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr → Þorfinnr

notes

[1, 2, 4] ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars ‘kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr [= Þorfinnr]’: Einarr, youngest son of Rǫgnvaldr Mœrajarl, enjoyed a long and successful rule in the Orkneys c. 900. Orkn ch. 7 explains that he gained his nickname ‘Turf’ or ‘Peat’ since he was the first to cut peat for fuel at Tarbatnes (Torfnes) (cf. Note on this p. n., st. 9/2, and Crawford 1987, 153 on peat-cutting). See also TorfE LvI and Anon (Hhárf) 1I.

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Einars ‘Einarr’

Einarr (noun m.): Einarr

kennings

ítran ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars
‘the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr ’
   = Þorfinnr

the splendid kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr → Þorfinnr

notes

[1, 2, 4] ættbœti allríks Torf-Einars ‘kin-ennobler of all-powerful Torf-Einarr [= Þorfinnr]’: Einarr, youngest son of Rǫgnvaldr Mœrajarl, enjoyed a long and successful rule in the Orkneys c. 900. Orkn ch. 7 explains that he gained his nickname ‘Turf’ or ‘Peat’ since he was the first to cut peat for fuel at Tarbatnes (Torfnes) (cf. Note on this p. n., st. 9/2, and Crawford 1987, 153 on peat-cutting). See also TorfE LvI and Anon (Hhárf) 1I.

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The helmingr is cited because of the kenning ættbœtir Torf-Einars ‘kin-ennobler of Torf-Einarr’ in the same context as Arn Rǫgndr 2 and sts 4 and 16/5-8 above.

On prayers in Arnórr’s encomia, see Note to Rǫgndr 3.

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