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Gísl Magnkv 4II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 4’ 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. 419.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
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húsþing ‘an assembly’

húsþing (noun n.): assembly

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[2] húsþing ‘an assembly’: A húsþing (> OE hūsting) was an assembly to which a king or chieftain summoned his followers (warriors and retainers), as distinct from a general assembly (þing). See Fritzner: húsþing and the literature cited there.

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‘the sea’

sjór (noun m.): sea

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innan ‘the inner side’

innan (prep.): inside, within

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Ǫrvahamra ‘of Ǫrvahamrar’

Ǫrvahamrar (noun m.): Ǫrvahamrar

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[4] Ǫrvahamra: Lit. ‘Arrow-crags’. This p. n. has not been identified.

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stórráðr ‘The imperious’

stórráðr (adj.): ambitious

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af ‘from’

af (prep.): from

[8] af: fyr Hr, F

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[8] útan af Staði ‘out from Stadsbygd’: Located in Rissa parish, north-east of Trondheimsfjorden.

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Staði ‘Stadsbygd’

1. staðr (noun m.; °-ar/-s; -ir): place

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[8] útan af Staði ‘out from Stadsbygd’: Located in Rissa parish, north-east of Trondheimsfjorden.

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útan ‘out’

útan (prep.): outside, without

[8] útan: innan F

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[8] útan af Staði ‘out from Stadsbygd’: Located in Rissa parish, north-east of Trondheimsfjorden.

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Magnús held an assembly with his men when he arrived in Trøndelag.

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