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Anon Mv I 20VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 693.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur I
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Hlóðu ‘They stacked’

2. hlaða (verb): heap, pile

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umhverfis ‘around’

umhverfis (prep.): [around]

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allr ‘the entire’

allr (adj.): all

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víðum ‘a wide’

víðr (adj.): far

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viðköstur ‘woodpile’

viðkǫstr (noun m.): [woodpile]

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í ‘in’

í (prep.): in, into

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[4] í fasta ‘in flame’: Fasti means ‘fire’ (see LP: fasti 1) and Kock’s translation ‘powerfully, furiously’ from fasti ‘strength’ (NN §3360) has little support. Note the irregular rhyme -öst- : -ast-.

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fasta ‘flame’

fasti (noun m.; °; -ar): flame, fire

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[4] í fasta ‘in flame’: Fasti means ‘fire’ (see LP: fasti 1) and Kock’s translation ‘powerfully, furiously’ from fasti ‘strength’ (NN §3360) has little support. Note the irregular rhyme -öst- : -ast-.

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Máríu ‘of Mary’

María (noun f.): Mary

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völdugt ‘The powerful’

vǫldugr (adj.): powerful

[5] völdugt: ‘vollo᷎gt’ 721

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[5] völdugt ‘powerful’: The missing <d> is ensured by the internal rhyme (-ald : -öld-).

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syndugri ‘for the sinful’

synðugr (adj.): sinful

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hlífir ‘spares’

hlífa (verb): protect

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frúinnar ‘of the lady’

frú (noun f.): lady

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