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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 43II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 43’ 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. 526.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
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telk ‘I declare’

telja (verb): tell, count

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kynstórr ‘a highborn’

kynstórr (adj.): high-born

[3] kynstórr: so 761bˣ, kynstór Mork

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slíkar ‘such’

2. slíkr (adj.): such

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Sigurði ‘than Sigurðr’

Sigurðr (noun m.): Sigurðr

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[5] Sigurði ‘Sigurðr’: See Note to st. 6/1.

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síðan ‘will ever’

síðan (adv.): later, then

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rǫskvari ‘bolder’

rǫskr (adj.): brave

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meðalkafla ‘a sword-hilt’

meðalkafli (noun m.): sword-hilt

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[8] meðalkafla ‘a sword-hilt’: Lit. ‘middle-piece’, between the hilt-plates (see Falk 1914, 10, 22).

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After Sigurðr had been captured, his enemies tortured him and tried to flay him alive by whipping him. They also broke his arms and legs with axe-heads. Meanwhile Sigurðr sang the psalter and prayed for his enemies.

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