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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eyv Hák 11I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál 11’ 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. 186.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHákonarmál

heyrði ‘heard’

2. heyra (verb): hear


val ‘val’

1. valr (noun m.; °dat. -i; -ir): corpse, the slain < valkyrja (noun f.): valkyrie1. valr (noun m.; °dat. -i; -ir): corpse, the slain


[2] valkyrjur ‘valkyries’: Gǫndul and Skǫgul; see Note to st. 1/1 on these and valkyries in general.


kyjur ‘’


kyrjur ‘kyries’

-kyrja (noun f.): [kyries] < valkyrja (noun f.): valkyrie

[2] ‑kyrjur: ‘kyior’ F


[2] valkyrjur ‘valkyries’: Gǫndul and Skǫgul; see Note to st. 1/1 on these and valkyries in general.


mærar ‘the renowned’

2. mærr (adj.): famous


af ‘from’

af (prep.): from

[3] af: á J1ˣ, J2ˣ


hyggiliga ‘prudently’

hyggiliga (adv.): [prudently]


sátu ‘’


stóðu ‘remained’

standa (verb): stand

[5] stóðu: stu J1ˣ, J2ˣ


[5] stóðu ‘remained’: The reading stu ‘sat’ of J1ˣ, J2ˣ is preferred by nearly all the poem’s eds, and it is suitable to valkyries on horseback, but it is surely an alteration. Stóðu, rather than having its usual sense ‘stood’, may here mean ‘remained, stayed’ (Fritzner: standa 7).


hǫfðusk ‘held’

hafa (verb): have


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