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Hskv Útdr 8II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa 8’ 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. 489-90.

Halldórr skvaldriÚtfarardrápa
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skundila ‘hastily’

skundliga (adv.): [hastily]

[2] skundila: skundliga H, skunduliga Hr

notes

[2] skundila ‘hastily’: Hap. leg. Skj B and Skald adopt the H variant skundliga ‘hastily’ (hap. leg.), which is unnecessary (see ANG §293 Anm. 1).

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hreimr ‘clamour’

hreimr (noun m.; °dat. -): [noise, clamour]

[3] hreimr: heimr H

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heiðit ‘the heathen’

heiðinn (adj.): heathen

[4] heiðit: ‘hidit’ Hr

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meiða ‘destroyed’

meiða (verb): maim, wound

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Lífs ‘of life’

líf (noun n.; °-s; -): life

kennings

aftíg lífs,
‘deprivation of life ’
   = DEATH

deprivation of life → DEATH

notes

[5, 6] aftíg lífs ‘deprivation of life [DEATH]’: Hap. leg. This translation is conjectural. According to LP: aftíg, the word is etymologically related to OE oftēon ‘deny, deprive’.

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bautt ‘you offered’

bjóða (verb; °býðr; bauð, buðu; boðinn (buð- Thom¹ 5²n.)): offer, order, invite

[5] bautt: bauð all

notes

[5] bautt (2nd pers. sg. pres. indic.) ‘you offered’: The emendation is necessary because Halldórr is addressing Sigurðr in the second helmingr (cf. unnuð 2nd pers. pl. pret. indic. ‘you captured’; bauð is 3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.).

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þás ‘when’

þás (conj.): when

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unnuð ‘you captured’

2. vinna (verb): perform, work

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aftíg ‘deprivation’

aftígr (noun m.): deprivation of life

kennings

aftíg lífs,
‘deprivation of life ’
   = DEATH

deprivation of life → DEATH

notes

[5, 6] aftíg lífs ‘deprivation of life [DEATH]’: Hap. leg. This translation is conjectural. According to LP: aftíg, the word is etymologically related to OE oftēon ‘deny, deprive’.

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gamalt ‘the old’

gamall (adj.; °gamlan; compar. & superl. „ ellri adj.): old

[6] gamalt: gamall H

notes

[6] gamalt vígi ‘the old stronghold’: Refers to the cave in which the Moors had taken shelter. That cave was located on the island of Formentera (see Hskv Útkv above, and Þstf Stuttdr 4 Context, above).

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vígi ‘stronghold’

vígi (noun n.; °-s; -): manslaughter, killing

notes

[6] gamalt vígi ‘the old stronghold’: Refers to the cave in which the Moors had taken shelter. That cave was located on the island of Formentera (see Hskv Útkv above, and Þstf Stuttdr 4 Context, above).

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ósæl ‘the unlucky’

ósæll (adj.): [unlucky]

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