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Ív Sig 12II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 12’ 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. 509.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
111213

Helt ‘steered’

halda (verb): hold, keep

[1] Helt: so 761bˣ, ‘Hell’ Mork

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snarr ‘The valiant’

snarr (adj.): gallant, bold

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snekkju ‘warship’

snekkja (noun f.; °-u; -ur): warship

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[2] snekkju ‘warship’: A large warship, usually with twenty rowing stations and a crew of ninety (see Falk 1912, 102-4; Jesch 2001a, 126-7).

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vígligr ‘warlike’

vígligr (adj.): warlike

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vestr ‘west’

2. vestr (adv.): west, in the west

[4] vestr: so 761bˣ, ‘vesta’ Mork

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From Saxony Sigurðr sailed to Orkney.

In the Mork version, this was Sigurðr’s second visit to islands in the west, whereas, according to Hkr (ÍF 28, 298), it was his first.

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