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Ív Sig 37II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 37’ 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. 523.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
363738

þars ‘where’

þars (conj.): where

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neyttu ‘wielded’

neyta (verb): use, enjoy

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slitnaði ‘was broken’

slitna (verb): tear, break

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frænda ‘kinsmen’

frændi (noun m.): kinsman, male relative

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[6] á millum frænda ‘between kinsmen’: Ingi and Sigurðr were the sons of Haraldr gilli and hence Sigurðr’s nephews. Magnús inn blindi was their cousin.

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á ‘’

3. á (prep.): on, at

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[6] á millum frænda ‘between kinsmen’: Ingi and Sigurðr were the sons of Haraldr gilli and hence Sigurðr’s nephews. Magnús inn blindi was their cousin.

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millum ‘between’

millum (prep.): between

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[6] á millum frænda ‘between kinsmen’: Ingi and Sigurðr were the sons of Haraldr gilli and hence Sigurðr’s nephews. Magnús inn blindi was their cousin.

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geisaði ‘raged’

geisa (verb): rage

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hildr ‘the onslaught’

1. hildr (noun f.): battle

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The two fleets joined battle on the Sunday after S. Martin’s Day (12 November 1139) by the island Holmengrå in Hvaler, now in present-day Sweden.

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