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Rv Lv 10II

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur 10’ 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. 587.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali KolssonLausavísur
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Dúsið ‘sitting around’

1. dúsa (verb): sit around, take it easy

[1] Dúsið ér (‘Dwsi þer’): ‘Dunn þer’ R702ˣ

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ér ‘You are [all]’

ér (pron.; °gen. yðvar/yðar, dat./acc. yðr): you

[1] Dúsið ér (‘Dwsi þer’): ‘Dunn þer’ R702ˣ

notes

[1] ér ‘you’: This form of the 2nd pers. pl. pron. (ANG §465 Anm. 5) is required by the alliteration.

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atatata ‘atatata’

atatata: atatata

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[2, 3] atatata; hutututu ‘atatata; hutututu’: The prose context suggests that these otherwise unparalleled words are to be interpreted as onomatopoetically representing the chattering teeth of the shivering woman.

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liggr ‘is lying’

liggja (verb): lie

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hutututu ‘hutututu’

hutututu: hutututu

[3] hutututu: utututu R702ˣ

notes

[2, 3] atatata; hutututu ‘atatata; hutututu’: The prose context suggests that these otherwise unparalleled words are to be interpreted as onomatopoetically representing the chattering teeth of the shivering woman. — [3] hutututu ‘hutututu’: Flat’s form beginning with h- is required by the alliteration.

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hutututu ‘hutututu’

hutututu: hutututu

[3] hutututu: utututu R702ˣ

notes

[2, 3] atatata; hutututu ‘atatata; hutututu’: The prose context suggests that these otherwise unparalleled words are to be interpreted as onomatopoetically representing the chattering teeth of the shivering woman. — [3] hutututu ‘hutututu’: Flat’s form beginning with h- is required by the alliteration.

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hvar ‘Where’

hvar (adv.): where

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sitja ‘sit’

sitja (verb): sit

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heldr ‘rather’

heldr (adv.): rather

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As for Lv 8.

While Rǫgnvaldr and his men are drying out by the fire, a female servant comes in shivering and saying something that no one can understand except Rǫgnvaldr. The st. is introduced by Jarl kvezk skilja tungu hennar ‘The jarl said he understood her speech’. R702x has a more detailed introduction to the st., explaining that a house-servant named Ása went to fetch water with another woman, but fell into the well í fjúkinu ‘in the snowstorm’ and the other woman ran back to the house kalin mjǫk ‘thoroughly chilled’. However, it is not clear whether this passage derives from R702ˣ’s ms. exemplar or is the copyist’s attempt to explain the situation (ÍF 34, 197 n. 3).

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