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Anon Leið 2VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 142.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan
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kveðk ‘I call upon’

2. kveðja (verb): say, greet

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frægjan ‘the famous’

frægr (adj.; °-jan/-an; compar. -ri, superl. -jastr/-astr/-str): famous, renowned

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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harra ‘king’

1. harri (noun m.; °-a): lord

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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fagr ‘of the fair’

fagr (adj.; °fagran; compar. fegri, superl. fegrstr): fair, beautiful < fagrgim (noun n.)

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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fagr ‘of the fair’

fagr (adj.; °fagran; compar. fegri, superl. fegrstr): fair, beautiful < fagrgim (noun n.)

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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gims ‘jewel’

gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < fagrgim (noun n.)

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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gims ‘jewel’

gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < fagrgim (noun n.)

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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hás ‘of the high’

3. hár (adj.; °-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr): high

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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hás ‘of the high’

3. hár (adj.; °-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr): high

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
Close

hás ‘of the high’

3. hár (adj.; °-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr): high

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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hregg ‘storm’

hregg (noun n.): storm < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
Close

hregg ‘storm’

hregg (noun n.): storm < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
Close

hregg ‘storm’

hregg (noun n.): storm < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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ranns ‘house’

rann (noun n.): house, hall < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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ranns ‘house’

rann (noun n.): house, hall < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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ranns ‘house’

rann (noun n.): house, hall < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

frægjan harra fagrgims hás hreggranns,
‘the famous king of the fair jewel of the high storm-house, ’
   = God

the high storm-house, → SKY/HEAVEN
the fair jewel of the SKY/HEAVEN → SUN
the famous king of the SUN → God
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Æstik ‘I request’

æsta (verb): ask, request

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orð ‘for word’

orð (noun n.; °-s; -): word < orðgnótt (noun f.): wealth of words

[6] orðgnóttar: so 624, 399a‑bˣ, ‘ord gno[...]r’ B

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gnóttar ‘abundance’

gnótt (noun f.): abundance < orðgnótt (noun f.): wealth of words

[6] orðgnóttar: so 624, 399a‑bˣ, ‘ord gno[...]r’ B

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hrœrð ‘be stirred’

2. hrœra (verb): move

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til ‘into’

til (prep.): to

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mærðar ‘praise’

mærð (noun f.): praise

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þagni ‘keep silent’

þagna (verb): be silent

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