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Anon Líkn 17VII

George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 248.

Anonymous PoemsLíknarbraut
161718

Ár ‘of abundance’

2. ár (noun n.; °-s; -): year, year’s abundance < árstillir (noun m.)

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Árstillir
‘The instituter of abundance ’
   = God

The instituter of abundance → God
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stillir ‘The instituter’

stillir (noun m.): ruler < árstillir (noun m.)

kennings

Árstillir
‘The instituter of abundance ’
   = God

The instituter of abundance → God
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alla ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

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eitt ‘’

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

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[3, 4] eitt almæli er um þat ‘all agree about that’: Lit. ‘there is one common saying about that’.

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er ‘’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

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[3, 4] eitt almæli er um þat ‘all agree about that’: Lit. ‘there is one common saying about that’.

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um ‘about’

1. um (prep.): about, around

notes

[3, 4] eitt almæli er um þat ‘all agree about that’: Lit. ‘there is one common saying about that’.

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þat ‘that’

1. sá (pron.; °gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---): that (one), those

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[3, 4] eitt almæli er um þat ‘all agree about that’: Lit. ‘there is one common saying about that’.

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al ‘all’

al- ((prefix)): very < almæli (noun n.): °what everybody says, the general opinion; saying, commonplace

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[3, 4] eitt almæli er um þat ‘all agree about that’: Lit. ‘there is one common saying about that’.

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mæli ‘agree’

mæli (noun n.): words < almæli (noun n.): °what everybody says, the general opinion; saying, commonplace

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[3, 4] eitt almæli er um þat ‘all agree about that’: Lit. ‘there is one common saying about that’.

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Krists ‘Christ’

Kristr (noun m.; °-s/-, dat. -i; -ar): Christ

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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vinnr ‘gains’

2. vinna (verb): perform, work

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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krapt ‘power’

1. kraftr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i/- ; -ar): power

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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ins ‘of the’

2. inn (art.): the

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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hæsta ‘most-high’

hœgri (adj. comp.): higher, highest

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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kross ‘The Cross’

kross (noun m.; °-, dat. -i; -ar): cross, crucifix < krossmark (noun n.): sign of the cross

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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mark ‘sign’

mark (noun n.; °-s; *-): sign < krossmark (noun n.): sign of the cross

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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viðum ‘for trees’

1. viðr (noun m.; °-ar, dat. -i/-; -ir, acc. -u/-i): wood, tree

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

kennings

viðum hnossa;
‘for trees of treasures; ’
   = MEN

for trees of treasures; → MEN
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hnossa ‘of treasures’

1. hnoss (noun f.; °; -ir): treasure

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

kennings

viðum hnossa;
‘for trees of treasures; ’
   = MEN

for trees of treasures; → MEN
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alls ‘of all’

allr (adj.): all

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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bezt ‘best’

betri (adj. comp.; °superl. beztr/baztr; pos. „ góðr adj.): better, best

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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lofar ‘exalts’

lofa (verb): praise, permit

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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æztan ‘the highest’

œðri (adj. comp.): nobler, higher

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

kennings

æztan konung fyrða.
‘the highest king of men.’
   = RULER = Christ

the highest king of men. → RULER = Christ
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öll ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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dýrð ‘glory’

dýrð (noun f.; °-ar/-a(NoDipl(1279) 44²ˆ); -ir): glory

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

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konung ‘king’

konungr (noun m.; °dat. -i, -s; -ar): king

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

kennings

æztan konung fyrða.
‘the highest king of men.’
   = RULER = Christ

the highest king of men. → RULER = Christ
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fyrða ‘of men’

2. fyrðr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -): man

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Kristr var krapt ins h‑’ B, 399a‑bˣ

kennings

æztan konung fyrða.
‘the highest king of men.’
   = RULER = Christ

the highest king of men. → RULER = Christ
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[5-8]: B gives only an incipit of the stef ‘refrain’, with the same scribal error (Kristr for Krists) as in 13/5. A marginal obelos (†) indicates occurrence of the stef, on which see Note to 13/5.

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