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Anon Nkt 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 763.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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reyði ‘the whale’

reyðr (noun f.; °; -ar): whale, rorqual

notes

[2] reyði ‘the whale’: For reyðr ‘whale’, see Note to Steinn Óldr 11/7.

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* ‘’

(non-lexical)

[3] * koma: ok koma Flat

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koma ‘come’

koma (verb; kem, kom/kvam, kominn): come

[3] * koma: ok koma Flat

notes

[3] * koma (inf.) ‘come’: The conj. ok ‘and’ (so Flat) makes the l. hypermetrical and has been deleted in accordance with most earlier eds.

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lúki ‘it is finished’

1. lúka (verb): end, close

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hefk ‘I have’

hafa (verb): have

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hróðri ‘praise’

hróðr (noun m.): encomium, praise

notes

[6] þessum hróðri (m. dat. sg.) ‘with this praise’: Taken as a dat. instr. here. Finnur Jónsson (LP: mynda) treats it tentatively as a dat. object of mynda ‘imitate’ (l. 8) (Skj B: efter de ord har jeg tænkt at indrette dette digt ‘according to those words I have planned to fashion this poem’), but mynda does not take a dat. object (see Fritzner: mynda).

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þessum ‘with this’

1. sjá (pron.; °gen. þessa dat. þessum/þeima, acc. þenna; f. sjá/þessi; n. þetta, dat. þessu/þvísa; pl. þessir): this

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[6] þessum hróðri (m. dat. sg.) ‘with this praise’: Taken as a dat. instr. here. Finnur Jónsson (LP: mynda) treats it tentatively as a dat. object of mynda ‘imitate’ (l. 8) (Skj B: efter de ord har jeg tænkt at indrette dette digt ‘according to those words I have planned to fashion this poem’), but mynda does not take a dat. object (see Fritzner: mynda).

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mynda ‘imitate’

1. mynda (verb): shape

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[1-4]: ‘One must first row far from the whale, yet come down close before it is finished’, i.e. if one wants to catch a whale, one must approach it from afar. This saying, with which the poet draws an analogy between hunting a whale and composing a long genealogical poem, refers to his intention to begin Jón’s panegyric by tracing his ancestry back to Haraldr hárfagri. His praise of the family of the Oddaverjar (people from the farmstead Oddi, southern Iceland), i.e. his homing in on the whale, begins at st. 67. — [7-8] eptir þeim orðum ‘those words’: Lit. ‘after those words’. I.e. the saying contained in ll. 1-4.

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