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Balti Sigdr 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Bǫðvarr balti, Sigurðardrápa 3’ 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. 535.

Bǫðvarr baltiSigurðardrápa
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Þar ‘There’

þar (adv.): there

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allt ‘entire’

allr (adj.): all

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ǫrvir ‘audacious’

ǫrr (adj.): generous, brave

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rauð ‘reddened’

rjóða (verb): to redden

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dauðum ‘the dead’

2. dauðr (adj.): dead

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tognings ‘of the sword’

togningr (noun m.): [sword]

[3] tognings (‘tavgnings’): corrected from ‘tavgnvngs’ Mork

kennings

veðri tognings;
‘the storm of the sword; ’
   = BATTLE

the storm of the sword; → BATTLE

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[3] tognings ‘of the sword’: Hap. leg. See Falk 1914, 62. The word means ‘that which is drawn, pulled’ and is related etymologically to toginn ‘pulled’, p. p. of a strong verb (Gmc *teuhan ‘pull’; see AEW: tog) no longer extant in ON.

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veðri ‘the storm’

2. veðr (noun n.; °-s; -): weather, wind, storm

kennings

veðri tognings;
‘the storm of the sword; ’
   = BATTLE

the storm of the sword; → BATTLE
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As sts 1-2 above.

Magnús inn blindi was killed during the battle, and Sigurðr slembidjákn was captured, tortured and hanged. See Notes to sts 1/5, 8 and 2/3-4 above. — [1] fell (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘fell’: The verb is in the sg. but has a pl. subject (see NS §70).

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