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Sturl Hryn 7II

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hrynhenda 7’ 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. 684.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHrynhenda
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er ‘’

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

[1] er: ‘eð’ 81a, at 304ˣ

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láði ‘the land’

2. láð (noun n.): earth, land

[2] láði: ráði 81a, 304ˣ

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náðu ‘’

1. ná (verb): reach, get, manage

[3] náðu: so all others, réðu F

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[3, 4] náðu ... at ganga ‘went’: Lit. ‘were able to go’ (so E, 81a, 304ˣ, Flat). The F variant, réðuat ganga ‘went’ (lit. ‘did go’) is also possible, but the other ms. witnesses show that it is secondary.

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síðan ‘then’

síðan (adv.): later, then

[3] síðan: sínar E

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sóknarstrangs ‘of the war-fierce one’

sóknarstrangr (adj.): [war-fierce one]

notes

[4] sóknarstrangs (adj. m. gen. sg.) ‘of the war-fierce one’: Konráð Gíslason (1895-7, I, 73) thought this was an example of what Ólafr hvítaskáld Þórðarson (Ólhv) called Eclipsis in his Málskrúðsfræði. Sóknarstrangr functions as a substantivised adj. Similar use can be found in Steinn Óldr 7/2.

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at ‘’

5. at (nota): to (with infinitive)

notes

[3, 4] náðu ... at ganga ‘went’: Lit. ‘were able to go’ (so E, 81a, 304ˣ, Flat). The F variant, réðuat ganga ‘went’ (lit. ‘did go’) is also possible, but the other ms. witnesses show that it is secondary.

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ganga ‘went’

2. ganga (verb; geng, gekk, gengu, genginn): walk, go

notes

[3, 4] náðu ... at ganga ‘went’: Lit. ‘were able to go’ (so E, 81a, 304ˣ, Flat). The F variant, réðuat ganga ‘went’ (lit. ‘did go’) is also possible, but the other ms. witnesses show that it is secondary.

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Stórar ‘Great’

stórr (adj.): large, great

[5] Stórar: stórir 304ˣ

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[5] stórar (f. nom. pl.) ‘great’: This adj. can only qualify kindir (f. nom. pl.) ‘sons’ (l. 7) (so also Skj B). Kock (Skald; NN §1349) adopted stórir (m. nom. pl.; so 304ˣ) and construed it with hirðmenn (m. nom. pl.) ‘retainers’ (l. 6). That reading simplifies the syntax considerably, but it is not warranted by the other ms. witnesses.

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Halland ‘Halland’

Halland (noun n.): Halland

[5] Halland: so E, 304ˣ, Flat, Hallands F, Hallönd 81a

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herjat ‘raided’

2. herja (verb): harry, ravage

[5] herjat: so E, 304ˣ, Flat, herjar F, herja 81a

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hirðmenn ‘retainers’

hirðmaðr (noun m.): retainer

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frelsi ‘freedom’

frelsi (noun n.): freedom

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víða ‘far and wide’

1. víða (adv.): widely

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týndu ‘lost’

týna (verb): lose, destroy

[7] týndu: týndi 304ˣ

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virða ‘of men’

virðr (noun m.): man

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kindir ‘sons’

kind (noun f.; °-ar; -r): offspring, race

[7] kindir: ‘kyndar’ 304ˣ

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vægðarlaust ‘without mercy’

vægðarlauss (adj.): merciless

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Geit ‘of Geit’

geit (noun f.): nanny-goat < Geitkjǫrr (noun n.)

notes

[8] Geitkjörr: This p. n. in Halland has not been identified, but it could be Kärra, north of Varberg.

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kjörr ‘kjörr’

kjǫrr (noun m.; °dat. -; -ir): [kjörr] < Geitkjǫrr (noun n.)

[8] ‑kjörr: ‘‑ker’ 81a, ‘‑kiǫr’ 304ˣ

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[8] Geitkjörr: This p. n. in Halland has not been identified, but it could be Kärra, north of Varberg.

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King Hákon’s troops disembark and invade Halland.

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