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Sturl Hákkv 36II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 36’ 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. 725.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða
353637

elding ‘the lightning’

elding (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -u/-; -ar): lightning

kennings

elding foldar ifla
‘the lightning of the land of the hawks ’
   = GOLD

the land of the hawks → ARM
the lightning of the ARM → GOLD
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ifla ‘of the hawks’

ifli (noun m.): hawk

kennings

elding foldar ifla
‘the lightning of the land of the hawks ’
   = GOLD

the land of the hawks → ARM
the lightning of the ARM → GOLD
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ifla ‘of the hawks’

ifli (noun m.): hawk

kennings

elding foldar ifla
‘the lightning of the land of the hawks ’
   = GOLD

the land of the hawks → ARM
the lightning of the ARM → GOLD
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foldar ‘of the land’

fold (noun f.): land

kennings

elding foldar ifla
‘the lightning of the land of the hawks ’
   = GOLD

the land of the hawks → ARM
the lightning of the ARM → GOLD
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foldar ‘of the land’

fold (noun f.): land

kennings

elding foldar ifla
‘the lightning of the land of the hawks ’
   = GOLD

the land of the hawks → ARM
the lightning of the ARM → GOLD
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lofanlig ‘the commendable’

lofanligr (adj.): [commendable]

[5] lofanlig: þá er loflig F

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þá ‘’

2. þá (adv.): then

[6] þá er litum: um litu F

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er ‘when’

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

[6] þá er litum: um litu F

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himna ‘of the heavens’

himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky

[7] himna: so all others, ‘hifna’ E

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haf ‘the ocean’

haf (noun n.; °-s; *-): sea < hafrǫðull (noun m.)

[8] haf‑: höfuð 42ˣ

kennings

hafröðul.
‘the ocean-radiance.’
   = GOLD

the ocean-radiance. → GOLD
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röðul ‘radiance’

rǫðull (noun m.; °dat. rǫðli): heavenly body < hafrǫðull (noun m.)

kennings

hafröðul.
‘the ocean-radiance.’
   = GOLD

the ocean-radiance. → GOLD
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As sts 34-5 above.

For the imagery of this st., see also Arn Hryn 17/5-8.

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