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Anon Nkt 5II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 5’ 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. 765.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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í ‘in’

í (prep.): in, into

[2] í haug lagiðr: í lagiðr Flat

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haug ‘a mound’

haugr (noun m.; °-s, -i; -ar): mound, cairn

[2] í haug lagiðr: í lagiðr Flat

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[2] haug ‘a mound’: The l. is missing one syllable and an alliterative stave. Haug was supplied by Sveinbjörn Egilsson (Fms 10, 422) and the reading has been adopted by subsequent eds.

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lagiðr ‘laid’

leggja (verb): put, lay

[2] í haug lagiðr: í lagiðr Flat

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herskô ‘war-worn’

herskár (adj.): [war-worn]

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barnungr ‘the child-young’

barnungr (adj.): child-young

kennings

barnungr burr Halfdanar
‘the child-young son of Hálfdan, ’
   = Haraldr

the child-young son of Hálfdan, → Haraldr
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burr ‘son’

burr (noun m.; °; -ir): son

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barnungr burr Halfdanar
‘the child-young son of Hálfdan, ’
   = Haraldr

the child-young son of Hálfdan, → Haraldr
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Halfdanar ‘of Hálfdan’

Halfdan (noun m.): Hálfdan

kennings

barnungr burr Halfdanar
‘the child-young son of Hálfdan, ’
   = Haraldr

the child-young son of Hálfdan, → Haraldr
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tók ‘received’

2. taka (verb): take

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framlyndr ‘ambitious’

framlyndr (adj.): ambitious

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fǫðurarfi ‘paternal inheritance’

fǫðurarfr (noun m.): paternal inheritance

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Hálfdan’s place of burial is also given as Ringerike in Ágr (ÍF 29, 3) and Fsk (ÍF 29, 58). According to the additions to Fsk (II. Um einn ógæfuatburð ‘Concerning an unlucky event’) he was buried in Ringerike, but his head was moved to Skiringsal in Vestfold (ÍF 29, 366). Snorri tells us that people intended to bury Hálfdan in Ringerike, but at the behest of powerful men from other districts under his rule, his body was dismembered and interred in four different locations (Romerike, Hedmark, Vestfold and Ringerike), and all those burial mounds were known as ‘Hálfdan’s mounds’. See HsvHkr (ÍF 26, 93).

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