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Ív Sig 29II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 29’ 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. 518-19.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
282930

fyr ‘off’

fyr (prep.): for, over, because of, etc.

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[2] fyr Valsnesi ‘off Valsneset’: Located on the peninsula Fosen in Nord-Trøndelag.

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Valsnesi ‘Valsneset’

Valsnes (noun n.): Valsneset

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[2] fyr Valsnesi ‘off Valsneset’: Located on the peninsula Fosen in Nord-Trøndelag.

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snarpliga ‘a vigorous’

snarpliga (adv.): [a vigorous]

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mildings ‘the nephew’

mildingr (noun m.; °-s): ruler, generous one

kennings

*nefa mildings
‘the nephew of the generous one ’
   = Svína-Grímr

the nephew of the generous one → Svína-Grímr

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[6] mildings ‘of the generous one’: Mildingr usually denotes a (generous) ruler (see LP: mildingr 2), but none of the prose texts provides any information about the identity of Svína-Grímr’s uncle.

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*nefa ‘of the generous one’

nefi (noun m.; °-a): nephew

[6] *nefa: hnefa Mork

kennings

*nefa mildings
‘the nephew of the generous one ’
   = Svína-Grímr

the nephew of the generous one → Svína-Grímr

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[6] *nefa ‘the nephew’: The ms. reading hnefa ‘fist’ makes no sense in this context and must have been caused by the association with handar ‘hand’ (l. 7).

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hjaldr ‘the fighting’

1. hjaldr (noun m.): battle

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lykisk ‘came to a close’

1. lúka (verb): end, close

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When Sigurðr arrived at Valsneset in Trøndelag, he captured Svína-Grímr and had his right hand cut off.

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