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Anon Líkn 50VII

George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 50’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 284-5.

Anonymous PoemsLíknarbraut
495051

öllu ‘in all’

allr (adj.): all

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ítr ‘Glorious’

ítr (adj.): glorious

kennings

Ítr ræsir regnsals,
‘Glorious lord of the rain-hall, ’
   = God

the rain-hall, → SKY/HEAVEN
Glorious lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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görst ‘most perfectly’

1. gǫrr (adj.): ample, perfect

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rétt ‘justice’

1. réttr (noun m.; °-ar, dat. -/-i; -ir, acc. -i/-u): right, entitlement < 1. réttvísi (noun f.): [righteousness]

[3] réttvísi: ‘re[...]vise’ B, ‘réṭṭvíse’ 399a‑bˣ

notes

[3] réttvísi: Restoration is based upon 399a-bˣ and occurrence of similar wording in Heildr 7/1-2.

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vísi ‘’

1. víss (adj.): wise, certain(ly) < 1. réttvísi (noun f.): [righteousness]

[3] réttvísi: ‘re[...]vise’ B, ‘réṭṭvíse’ 399a‑bˣ

notes

[3] réttvísi: Restoration is based upon 399a-bˣ and occurrence of similar wording in Heildr 7/1-2.

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ræsir ‘lord’

ræsir (noun m.): ruler

kennings

Ítr ræsir regnsals,
‘Glorious lord of the rain-hall, ’
   = God

the rain-hall, → SKY/HEAVEN
Glorious lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[3-4] ræsir regnsals ‘lord of the rain-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: The same kenning occurs later in Mgr 48/5; cf. ræsir regnhallar ‘lord of the rain-hall’ Has 28/5-6.

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regn ‘of the rain’

regn (noun n.; °-s; -): rain < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

Ítr ræsir regnsals,
‘Glorious lord of the rain-hall, ’
   = God

the rain-hall, → SKY/HEAVEN
Glorious lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[3-4] ræsir regnsals ‘lord of the rain-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: The same kenning occurs later in Mgr 48/5; cf. ræsir regnhallar ‘lord of the rain-hall’ Has 28/5-6.

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regn ‘of the rain’

regn (noun n.; °-s; -): rain < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

Ítr ræsir regnsals,
‘Glorious lord of the rain-hall, ’
   = God

the rain-hall, → SKY/HEAVEN
Glorious lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[3-4] ræsir regnsals ‘lord of the rain-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: The same kenning occurs later in Mgr 48/5; cf. ræsir regnhallar ‘lord of the rain-hall’ Has 28/5-6.

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sals ‘hall’

1. salr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum): hall < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

Ítr ræsir regnsals,
‘Glorious lord of the rain-hall, ’
   = God

the rain-hall, → SKY/HEAVEN
Glorious lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[3-4] ræsir regnsals ‘lord of the rain-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: The same kenning occurs later in Mgr 48/5; cf. ræsir regnhallar ‘lord of the rain-hall’ Has 28/5-6.

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sals ‘hall’

1. salr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -; dat. sǫlum): hall < regnsalr (noun m.)

kennings

Ítr ræsir regnsals,
‘Glorious lord of the rain-hall, ’
   = God

the rain-hall, → SKY/HEAVEN
Glorious lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[3-4] ræsir regnsals ‘lord of the rain-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: The same kenning occurs later in Mgr 48/5; cf. ræsir regnhallar ‘lord of the rain-hall’ Has 28/5-6.

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hvat ‘whatever’

hvat (pron.): what

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konungr ‘King’

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

kennings

Konungr veðra tjalds,
‘King of the storms’ pavilion, ’
   = God

the storms’ pavilion, → SKY/HEAVEN
King of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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varðar ‘worth’

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mestu ‘of greatest’

mestu (adv.): [greatest]

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veðra ‘of the storms’’

2. veðr (noun n.; °-s; -): weather, wind, storm

kennings

Konungr veðra tjalds,
‘King of the storms’ pavilion, ’
   = God

the storms’ pavilion, → SKY/HEAVEN
King of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[8] veðra tjalds ‘of the storms’ pavilion [SKY/HEAVEN]’: This sky-kenning, combined with ‘ruler’ [= God], is of a type particularly common to Has, e.g. hreggtjald ‘gale-tent’ 1/2, skýja tjald ‘clouds’ canopy’ 20/2, hríðtjald ‘storm-tent’ 28/2 – the first two of which rhyme, as here, with ald-. (Cf. Líkn 8/6 veðrskrín ‘storm-shrine’ and Has 4/8 veðrhöll ‘wind-hall’). The two cosmic kennings for God in this st. are the last elaborate ones of the poem. By the final st. the style becomes plain; God is simply dróttinn jöfra ‘lord of princes’ 52/5-6.

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veðra ‘of the storms’’

2. veðr (noun n.; °-s; -): weather, wind, storm

kennings

Konungr veðra tjalds,
‘King of the storms’ pavilion, ’
   = God

the storms’ pavilion, → SKY/HEAVEN
King of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[8] veðra tjalds ‘of the storms’ pavilion [SKY/HEAVEN]’: This sky-kenning, combined with ‘ruler’ [= God], is of a type particularly common to Has, e.g. hreggtjald ‘gale-tent’ 1/2, skýja tjald ‘clouds’ canopy’ 20/2, hríðtjald ‘storm-tent’ 28/2 – the first two of which rhyme, as here, with ald-. (Cf. Líkn 8/6 veðrskrín ‘storm-shrine’ and Has 4/8 veðrhöll ‘wind-hall’). The two cosmic kennings for God in this st. are the last elaborate ones of the poem. By the final st. the style becomes plain; God is simply dróttinn jöfra ‘lord of princes’ 52/5-6.

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tjalds ‘pavilion’

tjald (noun n.; °-s; *-): tent, awning

kennings

Konungr veðra tjalds,
‘King of the storms’ pavilion, ’
   = God

the storms’ pavilion, → SKY/HEAVEN
King of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[8] veðra tjalds ‘of the storms’ pavilion [SKY/HEAVEN]’: This sky-kenning, combined with ‘ruler’ [= God], is of a type particularly common to Has, e.g. hreggtjald ‘gale-tent’ 1/2, skýja tjald ‘clouds’ canopy’ 20/2, hríðtjald ‘storm-tent’ 28/2 – the first two of which rhyme, as here, with ald-. (Cf. Líkn 8/6 veðrskrín ‘storm-shrine’ and Has 4/8 veðrhöll ‘wind-hall’). The two cosmic kennings for God in this st. are the last elaborate ones of the poem. By the final st. the style becomes plain; God is simply dróttinn jöfra ‘lord of princes’ 52/5-6.

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tjalds ‘pavilion’

tjald (noun n.; °-s; *-): tent, awning

kennings

Konungr veðra tjalds,
‘King of the storms’ pavilion, ’
   = God

the storms’ pavilion, → SKY/HEAVEN
King of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[8] veðra tjalds ‘of the storms’ pavilion [SKY/HEAVEN]’: This sky-kenning, combined with ‘ruler’ [= God], is of a type particularly common to Has, e.g. hreggtjald ‘gale-tent’ 1/2, skýja tjald ‘clouds’ canopy’ 20/2, hríðtjald ‘storm-tent’ 28/2 – the first two of which rhyme, as here, with ald-. (Cf. Líkn 8/6 veðrskrín ‘storm-shrine’ and Has 4/8 veðrhöll ‘wind-hall’). The two cosmic kennings for God in this st. are the last elaborate ones of the poem. By the final st. the style becomes plain; God is simply dróttinn jöfra ‘lord of princes’ 52/5-6.

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