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Eskál Vell 17I

Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla 17’ 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. 305.

Einarr skálaglamm HelgasonVellekla
161718

Engi ‘No’

2. engi (pron.): no, none

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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ættum ‘descended’

1. ætt (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): family

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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góðr ‘well’

góðr (adj.): good

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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Fróði ‘Fróði’

Fróði (noun m.): Fróði

notes

[2] Fróði: The name Fróði is given to five different early Danish legendary kings, two of whom are associated with peaceful rule, and the name evokes a golden age of peace (see Note to Þjóð Yt 1/2).

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gæti ‘guarding’

2. gæta (verb): look after, care for < gætinjǫrðr (noun m.)

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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Njǫrðr ‘Njǫrðr’

Njǫrðr (noun m.): Njǫrðr < gætinjǫrðr (noun m.)

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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geir ‘of the spear’

geirr (noun m.): spear < geirbrík (noun f.)

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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geir ‘of the spear’

geirr (noun m.): spear < geirbrík (noun f.)

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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bríkar ‘board’

brík (noun f.; °-ar; -r): plank < geirbrík (noun f.)

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
Close

bríkar ‘board’

brík (noun f.; °-ar; -r): plank < geirbrík (noun f.)

kennings

Engi ættum góðr gæti-Njǫrðr geirbríkar
‘No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the spear-board ’
   = WARRIOR

the spear-board → SHIELD
No well-descended guarding-Njǫrðr of the SHIELD → WARRIOR
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slíkan ‘such’

2. slíkr (adj.): such

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Fsk cites this stanza following st. 15 and introduces it by remarking that peace and fertility prevailed.

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