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Rv Lv 25II

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur 25’ 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. 603.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali KolssonLausavísur
242526

Nennum ‘are minded’

nenna (verb): strive, be inclined

[1] Nennum: Nennu R702ˣ

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kalla ‘be called’

kalla (verb): call

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drómund ‘the dromon’

drómundr (noun m.; °dat. -i; -ar): dromon

notes

[4] drómund ‘the dromon’: See Note to st. 24/4.

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roðit ‘reddened’

rjóða (verb): to redden

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skjóma ‘his sword’

skjómi (noun m.): sword

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norðr ‘north’

2. norðr (adv.): north

notes

[5, 8] norðr ok norðan til Nerbónar ‘north and from the north to Narbonne’: Kock argues (NN §1156) that the news of the battle went north (to Norway!) from Narbonne, however this is at odds with Rǫgnvaldr’s other sts which are obsessed with the woman in Narbonne, i.e. Ermingerðr (see Note to st. 15 [All]). He is saying that the news will reach her from both directions, north and south (cf. Bibire 1988; also Skj B and ÍF 34).

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ok ‘and’

3. ok (conj.): and, but; also

notes

[5, 8] norðr ok norðan til Nerbónar ‘north and from the north to Narbonne’: Kock argues (NN §1156) that the news of the battle went north (to Norway!) from Narbonne, however this is at odds with Rǫgnvaldr’s other sts which are obsessed with the woman in Narbonne, i.e. Ermingerðr (see Note to st. 15 [All]). He is saying that the news will reach her from both directions, north and south (cf. Bibire 1988; also Skj B and ÍF 34).

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norðan ‘from the north’

norðan (adv.): from the north

notes

[5, 8] norðr ok norðan til Nerbónar ‘north and from the north to Narbonne’: Kock argues (NN §1156) that the news of the battle went north (to Norway!) from Narbonne, however this is at odds with Rǫgnvaldr’s other sts which are obsessed with the woman in Narbonne, i.e. Ermingerðr (see Note to st. 15 [All]). He is saying that the news will reach her from both directions, north and south (cf. Bibire 1988; also Skj B and ÍF 34).

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nadd ‘spear’

naddr (noun m.; °-s; -ar): spear, point < naddregn (noun n.)

kennings

naddregn
‘spear-rain ’
   = BATTLE

spear-rain → BATTLE
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regn ‘rain’

regn (noun n.; °-s; -): rain < naddregn (noun n.)

[6] ‑regn: so R702ˣ, ‑regns Flat

kennings

naddregn
‘spear-rain ’
   = BATTLE

spear-rain → BATTLE
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fregna ‘hear of’

1. fregna (verb): hear of

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ljótt ‘ugly’

ljótr (adj.): ugly

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til ‘to’

til (prep.): to

notes

[5, 8] norðr ok norðan til Nerbónar ‘north and from the north to Narbonne’: Kock argues (NN §1156) that the news of the battle went north (to Norway!) from Narbonne, however this is at odds with Rǫgnvaldr’s other sts which are obsessed with the woman in Narbonne, i.e. Ermingerðr (see Note to st. 15 [All]). He is saying that the news will reach her from both directions, north and south (cf. Bibire 1988; also Skj B and ÍF 34).

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Nerbónar ‘Narbonne’

Nerbón (noun f.): [Narbonne]

notes

[5, 8] norðr ok norðan til Nerbónar ‘north and from the north to Narbonne’: Kock argues (NN §1156) that the news of the battle went north (to Norway!) from Narbonne, however this is at odds with Rǫgnvaldr’s other sts which are obsessed with the woman in Narbonne, i.e. Ermingerðr (see Note to st. 15 [All]). He is saying that the news will reach her from both directions, north and south (cf. Bibire 1988; also Skj B and ÍF 34).

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