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Sigv Nesv 15I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Nesjavísur 15’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 578.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonNesjavísur
1415

Ôleifs ‘Óláfr’s’

Óláfr (noun m.): Óláfr

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hríð ‘battle’

hríð (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): time, storm

[2] hríð: ‘rið’ all

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[2] hríð ‘battle’: ‘Rið’ in the mss; following Norw. practice, spellings of <hr> as <r> are common in the Fsk mss.

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peitneskum ‘a Poitou-made’

peitneskr (adj.): [a Poitou-made]

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[3, 4] peitneskum hjalmi ‘a Poitou-made helmet’: This reference to an evidently prestigious location of manufacture follows up on the more generic inn valska hjalm ‘the Frankish helmet’ of st. 5/6. For further references to weaponry from Poitou, see Eþver Lv 1/8, Arn Hryn 9/8II and Notes.

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feltk ‘I put on’

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palmsunnudag ‘on Palm Sunday’

palmsunnudagr (noun m.): [on Palm Sunday]

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hjalmi ‘helmet’

1. hjalmr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): helmet

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[3, 4] peitneskum hjalmi ‘a Poitou-made helmet’: This reference to an evidently prestigious location of manufacture follows up on the more generic inn valska hjalm ‘the Frankish helmet’ of st. 5/6. For further references to weaponry from Poitou, see Eþver Lv 1/8, Arn Hryn 9/8II and Notes.

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In Fsk, where it is uniquely attested, st. 15 follows almost immediately after st. 13 (see Context).

Sigvatr draws attention to the fact that the fighting took place on Palm Sunday, the start of the week of preparation immediately preceding Easter (Holy Week).

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