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Sturl Hákkv 25II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 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. 718.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða
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kom ‘came’

koma (verb; kem, kom/kvam, kominn): come

[1] kom: Aukin Flat

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gipt ‘luck’

gift (noun f.): gift

[1] gipt: so 42ˣ, 8, Flat, gipta E, F, 81a

notes

[1] gipt ‘luck’: Gipta ‘luck’ (so E, F, 81a) makes the l. hypermetrical.

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guðs ‘of God’

1. guð (noun m.; °***guðrs, guðis, gus): (Christian) God

kennings

syni guðs,
‘the son of God, ’
   = Christ

the son of God, → Christ
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syni ‘the son’

sonr (noun m.; °-ar, dat. syni; synir, acc. sonu, syni): son

kennings

syni guðs,
‘the son of God, ’
   = Christ

the son of God, → Christ
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Hákon ‘Hákon’

Hákon (noun m.): Hákon

[3] Hákon: Hákoni Flat

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heilli ‘fortune’

2. heill (noun n.; °; -): fortune

[4] heilli: so all others, helli E

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[4] góðu heilli ‘by good fortune’: See sts 3/4 and 34/6.

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góðu ‘by good’

góðr (adj.): good

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[4] góðu heilli ‘by good fortune’: See sts 3/4 and 34/6.

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er ‘when’

2. er (conj.): who, which, when

[5] er: om. 81a

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vald ‘’

valdr (noun m.): ruler < allvaldr (noun m.): mighty ruler

[5] ‑vald: so F, 81a, Flat, ‑valdr E, 42ˣ, 8

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öflgrar ‘of powerful’

ǫflugr (adj.): mighty, strong

[6] öflgrar: öflgar 42ˣ, 81a

kennings

fyrirmaðr öflgrar kristni
‘the leading man of powerful Christianity ’
   = William

the leading man of powerful Christianity → William
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kristni ‘Christianity’

kristni (noun f.; °-/-s(Ágr 26¹²)): Christianity

[6] kristni: om. 8

kennings

fyrirmaðr öflgrar kristni
‘the leading man of powerful Christianity ’
   = William

the leading man of powerful Christianity → William
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fyrirmaðr ‘the leading man’

fyrirmaðr (noun m.): [leading man]

kennings

fyrirmaðr öflgrar kristni
‘the leading man of powerful Christianity ’
   = William

the leading man of powerful Christianity → William
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friðar ‘peace’

friðr (noun m.): peace

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vígði ‘consecrated’

vígja (verb): to hallow, consecrate

[8] vígði: vígðu 42ˣ, hafði 8

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geð ‘the proud’

geð (noun n.): mind < geðstórr (adj.)

[9] geð‑: gekk 42ˣ

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stórr ‘’

stórr (adj.): large, great < geðstórr (adj.)

[9] ‑stórr: ‑stórt F, Flat, ‑stór 42ˣ, 81a

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grams ‘of the prince’

1. gramr (noun m.): ruler

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ligt ‘’

-ligr (adj.): -ly < konungligr (adj.)

[11] ‑ligt: ‑sins 81a, ‑liga 8

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kappsnúinn ‘vigorous’

kappsnúinn (adj./verb p.p.): [vigorous]

[13] kappsnúinn: so 8, ok kom kappsnúinn E, 81a, þá kom kappsnúinn F, ok kom kapps numin 42ˣ, kom kappsnúinn Flat

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karðináli ‘cardinal’

kardináli (noun m.; °-a; -ar): [Cardinal]

[14] karðináli: karðinális 42ˣ

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[14] karðináli ‘cardinal’: William of Sabina had been on a papal mission to Henry III of England, and he arrived in Norway in July of 1247. From Norway he proceeded to Sweden to visit the court of King Eiríkr Eiríksson.

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gyn ‘gen’

[15] ‑gyn: ‑vin F, 81a

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at ‘at’

3. at (prep.): at, to

notes

[16] at boði páfa ‘at the Pope’s bidding’: In November 1246, Pope Innocent IV granted Hákon dispensation to be crowned king of Norway (Hákon was the illegitimate son of Hákon Sverrisson and Inga of Varteig).

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boði ‘bidding’

boð (noun n.; °-s; -): command, offer, feast

notes

[16] at boði páfa ‘at the Pope’s bidding’: In November 1246, Pope Innocent IV granted Hákon dispensation to be crowned king of Norway (Hákon was the illegitimate son of Hákon Sverrisson and Inga of Varteig).

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páfa ‘the Pope’s’

páfi (noun m.; °-a; -ar): Pope

notes

[16] at boði páfa ‘at the Pope’s bidding’: In November 1246, Pope Innocent IV granted Hákon dispensation to be crowned king of Norway (Hákon was the illegitimate son of Hákon Sverrisson and Inga of Varteig).

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On 29 July 1247, Hákon was crowned king of Norway by the papal legate William of Sabina. The coronation took place in Kristkirken in Bergen.

See also Sturl Hryn 1. — [15]: The l. echoes Anon Nkt 55/11.

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