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Anon Nkt 61II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 61’ 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. 798-9.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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hlaut ‘was destined’

hljóta (verb): alot, gain

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Erlingr ‘Erlingr’

Erlingr (noun m.): Erlingr

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skakki ‘skakki (‘the Tilting’)’

skakki (noun m.; °-a; -ar): tilting

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Gaf* ‘gave’

gefa (verb): give

[9] Gaf*: gfu Flat

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[9] gaf* (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘gave’: Gfu ‘gave’ (3rd pers. pl. pret. indic.) has been emended to gaf (sg.) because the disyllabic form makes the l. hypermetrical and because the grammatical subject is sg. (so also Skj B and Skald).

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landsfolk ‘The people of the country’

landsfolk (noun n.): people of the country

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konungsnafn ‘the royal title’

konungsnafn (noun n.): royal title

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Kristínar ‘Kristín’s’

Kristín (noun f.): Kristín

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bur Kristínar
‘Kristín’s son ’
   = Magnús

Kristín’s son → Magnús
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bur ‘son’

burr (noun m.; °; -ir): son

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bur Kristínar
‘Kristín’s son ’
   = Magnús

Kristín’s son → Magnús
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Kristín was the daughter of King Sigurðr jórsalafari Magnússon (see Note to st. 52 [All]). Magnús Erlingsson was elected king of Norway at the age of five. See MErlHkr (ÍF 28, 373-4).

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