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Gamlkan Has 35VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 35’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 103-4.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
343536

Orð ‘Words’

orð (noun n.; °-s; -): word

[1] Orð: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘[...]rd’ B

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megu ‘can’

mega (verb): may, might

[1] megu: ‘meg[...]’ B, mega 399a‑bˣ

notes

[1] megu ‘can’: B’s mega, as represented through 399a-bˣ, must be emended to give the correct form of the 3rd pers. pl. pres. indic. of this pret.-pres. verb.

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vǫnduð ‘as carefully chosen’

vanda (verb): fashion, execute

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aldrigi ‘never’

aldrigi (adv.): never

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skyldi ‘they should be’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

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Sterk ‘The mighty’

sterkr (adj.): strong

[5] Sterk: ‘St[...]k’ B, ‘St(er)k’(?) 399a‑bˣ

notes

[5] sterk ‘strong, mighty’: B is badly worn, and only ‘St...k’ is legible. The reading here is supplied from the next occurrence of the second stef at fol. 13r, l. 19 (st. 40), where the word is written out in full. An obelos in the right margin at fol. 13r, l. 9 indicates the beginning of the poem’s second stef.

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dag ‘of the day’

dagr (noun m.; °-s, dat. degi/dag/dagi(Thom¹ 332¹‡n.); -ar): day < dagstallr (noun m.): day-support

kennings

snjallan konung dagstalls;
‘the excellent king of the day-support; ’
   = God

the day-support; → SKY/HEAVEN
the excellent king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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dag ‘of the day’

dagr (noun m.; °-s, dat. degi/dag/dagi(Thom¹ 332¹‡n.); -ar): day < dagstallr (noun m.): day-support

kennings

snjallan konung dagstalls;
‘the excellent king of the day-support; ’
   = God

the day-support; → SKY/HEAVEN
the excellent king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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stalls ‘support’

stallr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): seat, stall, support < dagstallr (noun m.): day-support

kennings

snjallan konung dagstalls;
‘the excellent king of the day-support; ’
   = God

the day-support; → SKY/HEAVEN
the excellent king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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stalls ‘support’

stallr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): seat, stall, support < dagstallr (noun m.): day-support

kennings

snjallan konung dagstalls;
‘the excellent king of the day-support; ’
   = God

the day-support; → SKY/HEAVEN
the excellent king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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konung ‘king’

konungr (noun m.; °dat. -i, -s; -ar): king

kennings

snjallan konung dagstalls;
‘the excellent king of the day-support; ’
   = God

the day-support; → SKY/HEAVEN
the excellent king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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snjallan ‘the excellent’

snjallr (adj.): quick, resourceful, bold

kennings

snjallan konung dagstalls;
‘the excellent king of the day-support; ’
   = God

the day-support; → SKY/HEAVEN
the excellent king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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himins ‘of heaven’

himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky

kennings

fróðr fylkir himins
‘the wise king of heaven ’
   = God

the wise king of heaven → God
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fylkir ‘king’

fylkir (noun m.): leader

kennings

fróðr fylkir himins
‘the wise king of heaven ’
   = God

the wise king of heaven → God
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fróðr ‘the wise’

fróðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): wise

kennings

fróðr fylkir himins
‘the wise king of heaven ’
   = God

the wise king of heaven → God
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vetna ‘to everything’

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góðu ‘good’

góðr (adj.): good

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