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Okík Magn 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Oddr kíkinaskáld, Poem about Magnús góði 3’ 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. 33-4.

Oddr kíkinaskáldPoem about Magnús góði
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Mák ‘I feel’

mega (verb): may, might

[1] Mák (‘Ma ek’): Má ek því Flat

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síz ‘since’

síz (conj.): since

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Magnúss ‘of Magnús’

2. Magnús (noun m.): Magnús

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fíkins ‘greedy’

fíkinn (adj.): greedy < móðfíkinn (adj./verb p.p.)

[2] ‑fíkins: ‘‑fikings’ Flat

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góða ‘the good’

góðr (adj.): good

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hafa ‘have’

hafa (verb): have

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staddan ‘brought’

2. steðja (verb): stop, place

[3] staddan: studdan Flat

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stillis ‘lord’

stillir (noun m.): ruler

[4] stillis: stillir all

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[4] stillis (m. gen. sg.) ‘lord’: Stillir (m. nom. sg.; so all mss) can only be construed as a form of address. Because Oddr is hardly addressing Magnús’s uncle, Haraldr, at this point, the form has been emended to stillis (m. gen. sg.) as an apposition to Magnúss (m. gen. sg.) (l. 1).

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harða ‘sorely’

harða (adv.): very

[4] harða: harðla Hr, Flat

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Hvarflak ‘I roam around’

hvarfla (verb): [I roam around]

[5] Hvarflak (‘hvarfla ek’): ‘huarfa ek’ Flat

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[5] hvarflak ‘I roam around’: Hvarfak (‘huarfa ek’) also ‘I roam around’ (so Flat), is also possible and that form has been adopted in Skj B.

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hvers ‘’

2. hverr (pron.): who, whom, each, every

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[5] þurfi hvers manns ‘in need of company’: Lit. ‘in need of every man’.

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manns ‘of company’

maðr (noun m.): man, person

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[5] þurfi hvers manns ‘in need of company’: Lit. ‘in need of every man’.

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þurfi ‘in need’

þurfi (adj.): in need

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[5] þurfi hvers manns ‘in need of company’: Lit. ‘in need of every man’.

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harmr ‘grief’

1. harmr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): sorrow, grief

[6] harmr strangr fær mér: harmstrangaðan mann Flat

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strangr ‘strong’

strangr (adj.): strong

[6] harmr strangr fær mér: harmstrangaðan mann Flat

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fær ‘’

2. fá (verb; °fǽr; fekk, fengu; fenginn): get, receive

[6] harmr strangr fær mér: harmstrangaðan mann Flat

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mér ‘me’

ek (pron.; °mín, dat. mér, acc. mik): I, me

[6] harmr strangr fær mér: harmstrangaðan mann Flat

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dǫpr ‘are mournful’

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[8] dǫpr ‘mournful’: For this adj., see also Anon (MH) l. 3.

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fǫrum ‘ we wander around’

fara (verb; ferr, fór, fóru, farinn): go, travel

[8] fǫrum *: fǫrum vér H, Flat, vrum Hr

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[8] fǫrum * (1st pers. pl. pres. indic.) ‘we wander around’: The pron. vér ‘we’ (nom.) has been omitted because it renders the l. unmetrical (so also Skald; Skj B retains the pron.). The Hr variant (vrum ‘we were’) is unmetrical and clearly secondary.

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* ‘’

(non-lexical)

[8] fǫrum *: fǫrum vér H, Flat, vrum Hr

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[8] fǫrum * (1st pers. pl. pres. indic.) ‘we wander around’: The pron. vér ‘we’ (nom.) has been omitted because it renders the l. unmetrical (so also Skald; Skj B retains the pron.). The Hr variant (vrum ‘we were’) is unmetrical and clearly secondary.

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As st. 2 above, but recounting Oddr’s personal grief.

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