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Sigv Berv 4II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Bersǫglisvísur 4’ 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. 15-16.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonBersǫglisvísur
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Gekk ‘went’

2. ganga (verb; geng, gekk, gengu, genginn): walk, go

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[1, 4] gekk … liði sínu ‘went … with his company’: The use of dat. with the verb ganga ‘go’ in the meaning ‘go with sby’ is unusual and not noted in NS (§106).

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við ‘with’

2. við (prep.): with, against

[1] við: með Flat

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allt ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

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gǫgnum ‘through’

gegnum (prep.): through

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þars ‘where’

þar (adv.): there

[3] þars (‘þar er’): þar Hr

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flotnar ‘sea-warriors’

flotnar (noun m.): mariners

[3] flotnar: so Flat, ‘flonar’ H, ‘fionar’ Hr

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liði ‘company’

lið (noun n.; °-s; -): retinue, troop

notes

[1, 4] gekk … liði sínu ‘went … with his company’: The use of dat. with the verb ganga ‘go’ in the meaning ‘go with sby’ is unusual and not noted in NS (§106).

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sínu ‘with his’

3. sinn (pron.; °f. sín, n. sitt): (refl. poss. pron.)

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[1, 4] gekk … liði sínu ‘went … with his company’: The use of dat. with the verb ganga ‘go’ in the meaning ‘go with sby’ is unusual and not noted in NS (§106).

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Varði ‘He defended’

3. verja (verb): defend

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skullu ‘beat hard’

1. skjalla (verb): slam, bang

[6] skullu: sýslu Flat

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Ôláfr ‘Óláfr’

Óláfr (noun m.): Óláfr

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erfðir ‘the inheritance’

erfð (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): inheritance

[8] erfðir: ‘erfuíðr’ Flat

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hverfa ‘pushed forwards’

1. hverfa (verb): turn, disappear

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[7-8] erfðir jǫfra ‘the inheritance of princes’: Refers to Norway. For such circumlocutions denoting that country, see Note to Anon Nkt 25/7.

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