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Ormarr Lv 3VIII (Heiðr 104)

Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 104 (Ormarr, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 476.

OrmarrLausavísur
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Heiðreks ‘Heiðrekr’s’

Heiðrekr (noun m.): Heiðrekr

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‘…’

(non-lexical)

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svigna ‘to have sunk’

svigna (verb)

[4] svigna: ‘singna’ R715ˣ

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[4] svigna ‘to have sunk’: Lit. ‘sunk’. Svigna is an inflected (f. acc. sg.) p. p. of the first class strong verb *svíga ‘sink’, which is only attested in the p. p. The construction is acc.-inf.

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Hafa ‘have’

hafa (verb): have

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Húnar ‘The Huns’

húnir (noun m.): Huns

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marga ‘many’

2. margr (adj.; °-an): many

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[7] marga aðra ‘many others’: Kock (Skald; NN §3144) prefers for metrical reasons, but against ms. evidence, to reverse the word order.

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aðra ‘others’

1. annarr (pron.; °f. ǫnnur, n. annat; pl. aðrir): (an)other, second

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[7] marga aðra ‘many others’: Kock (Skald; NN §3144) prefers for metrical reasons, but against ms. evidence, to reverse the word order.

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ra ‘of your’

yðvarr (pron.; °f. yður; pl. yðrir): your

[8] ra: ‘ydar’ R715ˣ

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[2]: Metrically, there must be something missing here, but neither ms. gives any indication either of what it may be or of a gap. All previous eds have made suggestions, but all are conjecture.

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