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ÞGísl Búdr 5I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 5’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 946.

Þorkell GíslasonBúadrápa
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her ‘war’

herr (noun m.; °-s/-jar, dat. -; -jar, gen. -ja/herra): army, host < herklæði (noun n.): [war-garments]

kennings

herklæði
‘war-garments ’
   = ARMOUR

war-garments → ARMOUR

notes

[2] herklæði ‘war-garments [ARMOUR]’: See Note to st. 1/4.

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klæði ‘garments’

klæði (noun n.; °-s; -): clothes < herklæði (noun n.): [war-garments]

kennings

herklæði
‘war-garments ’
   = ARMOUR

war-garments → ARMOUR

notes

[2] herklæði ‘war-garments [ARMOUR]’: See Note to st. 1/4.

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nam ‘started’

1. nema (verb): to take

[4] nam: munn Bb

notes

[4] nam kanna ‘started to search’: Nam could alternatively be taken as an auxiliary verb without independent meaning. 

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kanna ‘to search’

3. kanna (verb): know, be able

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[4] nam kanna ‘started to search’: Nam could alternatively be taken as an auxiliary verb without independent meaning. 

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The battle continues. There is great loss of men on both sides, though the greatest at this point is on Hákon jarl’s side, and the heads and limbs of men fall overboard.

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