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Hharð Lv 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 3’ 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, pp. 45-6.

Haraldr harðráði SigurðarsonLausavísur
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Þegi ‘Be quiet’

þegja (verb): be silent

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[1] þegi þú, Þórir ‘be quiet, Þórir’: The phrase þegi þú ‘be silent’ frequently serves as the introduction to a flyting (senna), especially prevalent in Þórr’s and Loki’s sts in Lok (see NK 96-109).

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þú ‘’

þú (pron.; °gen. þín, dat. þér, acc. þik): you

notes

[1] þegi þú, Þórir ‘be quiet, Þórir’: The phrase þegi þú ‘be silent’ frequently serves as the introduction to a flyting (senna), especially prevalent in Þórr’s and Loki’s sts in Lok (see NK 96-109).

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Þórir ‘Þórir’

Þórir (noun m.): Þórir

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[1] þegi þú, Þórir ‘be quiet, Þórir’: The phrase þegi þú ‘be silent’ frequently serves as the introduction to a flyting (senna), especially prevalent in Þórr’s and Loki’s sts in Lok (see NK 96-109).

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ógegn ‘an unreliable’

ógegn (adj.): [an unreliable]

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heyrðak ‘I heard’

2. heyra (verb): hear

[3] heyrðak (‘heyrða ek’): hygg ek Hr

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Hvinngestr ‘Hvinngestr (‘Thief-guest’)’

Hvinngestr (noun m.): Thief-guest

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[4] Hvinngestr ‘(“Thief-guest”)’: For the derogatory implications of this nickname, see Note to Mgóði Lv 1/2 above. Þórir and Magnús had the same mother, Álfhildr, but Þórir’s father is unknown.

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Haraldr recites this ditty to taunt his nephew Magnús’s half-brother, Þórir. Magnús composes a response to Haraldr’s half-st. (Mgóði Lv 1) and Þórir recites it to Haraldr.

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