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Rv Lv 22II

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur 22’ 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. 600.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali KolssonLausavísur
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vǫlsku ‘of the French’

valskr (adj.): foreign, French

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sprundi ‘woman’

sprund (noun f.): woman

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frá ‘out from’

frá (prep.): from

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mundum ‘the hands’

1. mund (noun f.): hand

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austrœnn ‘The east’

austrœnn (adj.): eastern

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flaustum ‘the vessels’

flaustr (noun n.): ship

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Verðum ‘will have’

1. verða (verb): become, be

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gyrða ‘fasten’

gyrða (verb): gird

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vánar ‘quite’

ván (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -/-u; -ir): hope, expectation

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[6] vánar hart ‘quite firmly’: ÍF 34 suggests that this expression means hart eða fast, sem vænta mátti ‘as hard or firmly as could be expected’ and compares stundar hart ‘very hard’ (Fritzner: stund) with the same meaning.

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hart ‘firmly’

harðr (adj.; °comp. -ari; superl. -astr): hard, harsh

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[6] vánar hart ‘quite firmly’: ÍF 34 suggests that this expression means hart eða fast, sem vænta mátti ‘as hard or firmly as could be expected’ and compares stundar hart ‘very hard’ (Fritzner: stund) with the same meaning.

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Sviðris ‘of Sviðrir’

Sviðrir (noun m.): Sviðrir

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rô Sviðris
‘of the yard-arm of Sviðrir ’
   = TREE

the yard-arm of Sviðrir → TREE

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[8] rô Sviðris ‘of the yard-arm of Sviðrir [TREE]’: Sviðrir is an Óðinn-name, his ‘yard-arm’, or any piece of wood, is the tree on which he hung for nine nights (Hávm 138, NK 40). Here, the ‘tree’ is the mast of the ship, and the sail is being reduced to half of its size (fastened to the middle of the mast) because of the strong winds. The kenning is, however, unusual.

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‘of the yard-arm’

3. rá (noun f.): sail-yard

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rô Sviðris
‘of the yard-arm of Sviðrir ’
   = TREE

the yard-arm of Sviðrir → TREE

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[8] rô Sviðris ‘of the yard-arm of Sviðrir [TREE]’: Sviðrir is an Óðinn-name, his ‘yard-arm’, or any piece of wood, is the tree on which he hung for nine nights (Hávm 138, NK 40). Here, the ‘tree’ is the mast of the ship, and the sail is being reduced to half of its size (fastened to the middle of the mast) because of the strong winds. The kenning is, however, unusual.

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As st. 21 and Oddi Lv 3.

[5-8]: Finnur Jónsson in Skj B emends hart to hjǫrt ‘stag’ giving a ship-kenning, hjǫrtr Vánar ‘the stag of Ván <river>’ (LP: Vn), which he takes as the object of the verb rekr ‘drives’, so ‘the wind drives the ship’. He then assumes Sviðris is an error for an unattested nautical term sviðvís, referring to something that the sailors had to attach to the mast. Kock (NN §949) accepts these emendations but takes sviðvís as a pars pro toto for ‘ship’ and the object of rekr, otherwise interpreting ll. 5-6, 8 as here. — [7]: Compare st. 21/7.

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