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Gísl Magnkv 7II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 7’ 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. 421.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
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Sættisk ‘reconciled himself’

2. sæta (verb): mean, signify

[1] Sættisk: so H, F, Sættusk Mork, Hr

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hug ‘The very’

hugr (noun m.): mind, thought, courage < hugfullr (adj.): high-mettled

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[3] hugfullr ‘very courageous’: Lit. ‘courage-full’. Hugprúðr ‘courage-proud’ (so F) is a possible reading.

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fullr ‘courageous’

2. fullr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): full, complete < hugfullr (adj.): high-mettled

[3] ‑fullr: ‑prúðr F

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[3] hugfullr ‘very courageous’: Lit. ‘courage-full’. Hugprúðr ‘courage-proud’ (so F) is a possible reading.

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hatendr ‘enemies’

hata (verb): hate

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gaf ‘He gave’

gefa (verb): give

[5] gaf: gat H

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brǫgnum ‘people’

bragnar (noun m.): men, warriors

[5] brǫgnum: bragningr H, Hr

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ráðspakir ‘the sensible’

ráðspakr (adj.): [sensible]

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rœkðum ‘with solicitude’

rœkð (noun f.; °-ar): affection

[8] rœkðum launa: rekkum launat H, Hr

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launa ‘to repay’

launa (verb): reward

[8] rœkðum launa: rekkum launat H, Hr

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Stanzas 7-8 document Magnús’s reconciliation with the people of Trøndelag who had participated in the revolt against him.

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