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Rv Lv 26II

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur 26’ 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. 603-4.

Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali KolssonLausavísur
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drómund ‘dromon’

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

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

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snart ‘quickly’

snarr (adj.): gallant, bold

[2] snart: snarr R702ˣ

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Auðun ‘Auðun’

Auðun (noun m.): Auðun

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[4] Auðun inn rauði ‘Auðun inn rauði (“the Red”)’: He was Erlingr skakki’s stafnbúi ‘forecastle-man’. Hkr (ÍF 28, 325) also mentions that he was the first to board the dromon.

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inn ‘inn’

2. inn (art.): the

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[4] Auðun inn rauði ‘Auðun inn rauði (“the Red”)’: He was Erlingr skakki’s stafnbúi ‘forecastle-man’. Hkr (ÍF 28, 325) also mentions that he was the first to board the dromon.

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rauði ‘rauði (‘the Red’)’

rauði (noun m.; °-a): the red

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[4] Auðun inn rauði ‘Auðun inn rauði (“the Red”)’: He was Erlingr skakki’s stafnbúi ‘forecastle-man’. Hkr (ÍF 28, 325) also mentions that he was the first to board the dromon.

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Þar ‘there’

þar (adv.): there

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nôðu ‘were able’

1. ná (verb): reach, get, manage

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[5] nôðu ‘were able’: Although Skj B and Skald emend to nðum, there is no need, as -m often drops off before vér ‘we’ (ANG §§531.3, 534.3).

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valdit ‘caused’

valda (verb): cause

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fellr ‘falls’

falla (verb): fall

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blár ‘the black’

blár (adj.): black

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blóði ‘in the blood’

blóð (noun n.; °-s): blood

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vôpn ‘weapons’

vápn (noun n.; °-s; -): weapon

[8] vôpn: vǫll R702ˣ

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rjóða ‘redden’

rjóða (verb): to redden

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In discussions after the battle, there is disagreement about who boarded the dromon first. Some felt it would be foolish for them not to all tell the same story about the great event, so it is agreed that Rǫgnvaldr should pronounce on the matter.

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