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Anon Mv I 14VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 14’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 689.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I
131415

Öls ‘of ale’

ǫl (noun n.; °-s; -): ale

[1] Öls: so 1032ˣ, ‘[...]’ 721

kennings

Æskiselja öls,
‘The wishing-willow of ale, ’
   = WOMAN

The wishing-willow of ale, → WOMAN
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æski ‘The wishing’

óska (verb): desire < œskiselja (noun f.)

kennings

Æskiselja öls,
‘The wishing-willow of ale, ’
   = WOMAN

The wishing-willow of ale, → WOMAN
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selja ‘willow’

1. selja (noun f.; °-u): willow < œskiselja (noun f.)

kennings

Æskiselja öls,
‘The wishing-willow of ale, ’
   = WOMAN

The wishing-willow of ale, → WOMAN
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mörk ‘through the forest’

2. mǫrk (noun f.; °merkr; merkr): forest

[3] mörk: merk 1032ˣ

notes

[3] mörk (f. acc. sg.) ‘through the forest’: This is an acc. of place (see NS §96; NN §1685). Skj B adopts the 1032ˣ variant merk (f. nom. sg.) ‘remarkable’, which is taken as an adj. modifying selja (f. nom. sg.) ‘willow’ (l. 1). Sperber retains mörk, which he construes as a noun (acc. pl.) lit. ‘signs’ with Máríukirkju ‘the Church of Mary’ (eine bemerkenswerte Kirche ‘a marvel of a church’) in accordance with Mv II, 13.

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þó ‘when’

þó (adv.): though

notes

[5] þó að ‘when’: For the use of þó að (lit. ‘although’) with a temporal meaning, see LP: þó 8. Earlier eds (except Kahle and Sperber) resolve the abbreviation as því að ‘because’.

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‘’

4. at (conj.): that

notes

[5] þó að ‘when’: For the use of þó að (lit. ‘although’) with a temporal meaning, see LP: þó 8. Earlier eds (except Kahle and Sperber) resolve the abbreviation as því að ‘because’.

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mjúklátri ‘to the gentle’

mjúklátr (adj.): gentle-minded, humble

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mild ‘the pious’

mildr (adj.; °compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -astr): mild, gentle, gracious, generous

kennings

mild auðar-Bil
‘the pious wealth-Bil ’
   = WOMAN

the pious wealth-Bil → WOMAN
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auðar ‘wealth’

1. auðr (noun m.; °-s/-ar, dat. -i/-): wealth < auðarbil (noun f.)

kennings

mild auðar-Bil
‘the pious wealth-Bil ’
   = WOMAN

the pious wealth-Bil → WOMAN
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Bil ‘Bil’

Bil (noun f.): Bil < auðarbil (noun f.)

kennings

mild auðar-Bil
‘the pious wealth-Bil ’
   = WOMAN

the pious wealth-Bil → WOMAN
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senn ‘at once’

senn (adv.): at once

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