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Sturl Hákkv 27II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 27’ 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. 719-20.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða
262728

‘Never’

né (conj.): nor

[1] Né: so all others, Ok F

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all ‘a mighty ruler’

all- ((prefix)): very < allvaldr (noun m.): mighty ruler

[1] all‑: ‘alld‑’ 81a, al‑ Flat

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einu ‘to one’

2. einn (pron.; °decl. cf. einn num.): one, alone

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[2] einu ranni ‘to one hall’: The feast was held in a large boat-shed near the bay in Bergen. This was prior to the construction of Håkonshallen, the large hall built from stone (prior to 1261), which is now part of Bergenhus festning (Bergenhus fortress).

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ranni ‘hall’

rann (noun n.): house, hall

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[2] einu ranni ‘to one hall’: The feast was held in a large boat-shed near the bay in Bergen. This was prior to the construction of Håkonshallen, the large hall built from stone (prior to 1261), which is now part of Bergenhus festning (Bergenhus fortress).

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frægðar ‘splendid’

frægð (noun f.): fame < frægðarfolk (noun n.)

[3] frægðar‑: fremðar Flat

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valði ‘select’

velja (verb): choose

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vestr ‘west’

2. vestr (adv.): west, in the west

[5] vestr: stendr Flat

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hrein ‘of the reindeer’

1. hreinn (noun m.; °; hreinar): reindeer < hreinver (noun n.)

kennings

hvítu ræfri hreinvers.
‘the white roof of the reindeer-sea.’
   = SKY/HEAVEN

the reindeer-sea. → EARTH
the white roof of the EARTH → SKY/HEAVEN
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hrein ‘of the reindeer’

1. hreinn (noun m.; °; hreinar): reindeer < hreinver (noun n.)

kennings

hvítu ræfri hreinvers.
‘the white roof of the reindeer-sea.’
   = SKY/HEAVEN

the reindeer-sea. → EARTH
the white roof of the EARTH → SKY/HEAVEN
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vers ‘sea’

1. ver (noun n.; °-s; dat. -jum/-um): sea < hreinver (noun n.)

[7] ‑vers: ‑bers 42ˣ, ‑bergs 81a, ‑bærs Flat

kennings

hvítu ræfri hreinvers.
‘the white roof of the reindeer-sea.’
   = SKY/HEAVEN

the reindeer-sea. → EARTH
the white roof of the EARTH → SKY/HEAVEN
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vers ‘sea’

1. ver (noun n.; °-s; dat. -jum/-um): sea < hreinver (noun n.)

[7] ‑vers: ‑bers 42ˣ, ‑bergs 81a, ‑bærs Flat

kennings

hvítu ræfri hreinvers.
‘the white roof of the reindeer-sea.’
   = SKY/HEAVEN

the reindeer-sea. → EARTH
the white roof of the EARTH → SKY/HEAVEN
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hvítu ‘the white’

hvítr (adj.; °-an; -ari, -astr): white

kennings

hvítu ræfri hreinvers.
‘the white roof of the reindeer-sea.’
   = SKY/HEAVEN

the reindeer-sea. → EARTH
the white roof of the EARTH → SKY/HEAVEN
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ræfri ‘roof’

2. ræfr (noun n.): roof

kennings

hvítu ræfri hreinvers.
‘the white roof of the reindeer-sea.’
   = SKY/HEAVEN

the reindeer-sea. → EARTH
the white roof of the EARTH → SKY/HEAVEN
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