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Anon Nkt 44II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 44’ 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, pp. 789-90.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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málsnjallr ‘Eloquent’

málsnjallr (adj.): eloquent

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Írlands ‘Ireland’

Írland (noun n.): [Ireland]

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ungr ‘young’

ungr (adj.): young

notes

[4] ungr ‘young’: Magnús was close to thirty years old when he died (see ÍF 28, 237).

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ágætr ‘The famous’

ágætr (adj.; °compar. ágǽtari/ágǽtri, superl. ágǽtastr/ágǽztr): excellent

kennings

Ágætr faðir Eysteins
‘The famous father of Eysteinn ’
   = Magnús

The famous father of Eysteinn → Magnús
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Eysteins ‘of Eysteinn’

Eysteinn (noun m.): Eysteinn

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Ágætr faðir Eysteins
‘The famous father of Eysteinn ’
   = Magnús

The famous father of Eysteinn → Magnús
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faðir ‘father’

faðir (noun m.): father

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Ágætr faðir Eysteins
‘The famous father of Eysteinn ’
   = Magnús

The famous father of Eysteinn → Magnús
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fleina ‘of spears’

fleinn (noun m.; °dat. fleini): spear

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þeiri flaug fleina.
‘that flight of spears.’
   = BATTLE

that flight of spears. → BATTLE
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flaug ‘flight’

flaug (noun f.): flight

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þeiri flaug fleina.
‘that flight of spears.’
   = BATTLE

that flight of spears. → BATTLE
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felldr ‘killed’

felldr (adj.): killed

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þeiri ‘that’

1. sá (pron.; °gen. þess, dat. þeim, acc. þann; f. sú, gen. þeirrar, acc. þá; n. þat, dat. því; pl. m. þeir, f. þǽ---): that (one), those

kennings

þeiri flaug fleina.
‘that flight of spears.’
   = BATTLE

that flight of spears. → BATTLE
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Magnús fell in battle in Ulster on 24 August 1103. See Theodoricus (MHN 63), Ágr (ÍF 29, 46-7), Mork 1928-32, 332-7, Fsk (ÍF 29, 312-15), MberfHkr (ÍF 28, 234-7), Þham Magndr 5.

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