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Bjbp Jóms 8I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 8’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 966.

Bjarni byskup KolbeinssonJómsvíkingadrápa
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hins ‘be made of this’

2. inn (art.): the

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hrósa ‘boast’

hrósa (verb): praise

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hóti ‘’

2. hót (noun n.; °; -): a bit

notes

[5, 7] heldr hóti minni ‘greatly inferior’: Lit. ‘a rather great deal less’. Even the bravest amongst the Jómsvíkingar could not come close to Vagn in prowess; cf. Kock’s similar suggestion in NN §2566.

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minni ‘inferior’

3. minni (adj. comp.; °superl. minnstr): less, least

notes

[5, 7] heldr hóti minni ‘greatly inferior’: Lit. ‘a rather great deal less’. Even the bravest amongst the Jómsvíkingar could not come close to Vagn in prowess; cf. Kock’s similar suggestion in NN §2566.

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heldr ‘greatly’

heldr (adv.): rather

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[5, 7] heldr hóti minni ‘greatly inferior’: Lit. ‘a rather great deal less’. Even the bravest amongst the Jómsvíkingar could not come close to Vagn in prowess; cf. Kock’s similar suggestion in NN §2566.

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herði ‘tough’

herði (noun f.; °-): [tough, Brave] < herðiraun (noun f.)

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[7] herðiraunum ‘tough trials’: A cpd noun that is unique to Jóms.

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raunum ‘trials’

raun (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): ordeal, proof, experience < herðiraun (noun f.)

notes

[7] herðiraunum ‘tough trials’: A cpd noun that is unique to Jóms.

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hauk ‘to the hawk’

1. haukr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i/-; -ar): hawk < hauklyndr (adj.): hawk-tempered

kennings

hauklyndum syni Áka.
‘to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. ’
   = Vagn

to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. → Vagn

notes

[8] hauklyndum ‘hawk-tempered’: Also used in st. 42/6 and Steinn Niz 1/2II; cf. haukligr ‘hawk-like’ in sts 11/5 and 41/6. On the comparison of warriors with hawks, see Note to Arn Hryn 3/5II.

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lyndum ‘tempered’

lyndr (adj.; °superl. -astr): minded < hauklyndr (adj.): hawk-tempered

kennings

hauklyndum syni Áka.
‘to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. ’
   = Vagn

to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. → Vagn

notes

[8] hauklyndum ‘hawk-tempered’: Also used in st. 42/6 and Steinn Niz 1/2II; cf. haukligr ‘hawk-like’ in sts 11/5 and 41/6. On the comparison of warriors with hawks, see Note to Arn Hryn 3/5II.

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syni ‘son’

sonr (noun m.; °-ar, dat. syni; synir, acc. sonu, syni): son

kennings

hauklyndum syni Áka.
‘to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. ’
   = Vagn

to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. → Vagn

notes

[8] syni Áka ‘son of Áki [= Vagn]’: Áki is described as ruler of Fjón (Fyn) and son of Pálna-Tóki, leader of the Jómsvíkingar (e.g. Jóms 1879, 31). Vagn is prodigiously strong, bold and violent from a very early age (ibid. 31-2, 40). The skald emphasises his peerlessness by delaying his identification to l. 8 and then using a kenning.

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Áka ‘of Áki’

Áki (noun m.): Áki

kennings

hauklyndum syni Áka.
‘to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. ’
   = Vagn

to the hawk-tempered son of Áki. → Vagn

notes

[8] syni Áka ‘son of Áki [= Vagn]’: Áki is described as ruler of Fjón (Fyn) and son of Pálna-Tóki, leader of the Jómsvíkingar (e.g. Jóms 1879, 31). Vagn is prodigiously strong, bold and violent from a very early age (ibid. 31-2, 40). The skald emphasises his peerlessness by delaying his identification to l. 8 and then using a kenning.

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