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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 70II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 70’ 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. 803-4.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

kapp* ‘his courage’

kapp (noun n.; °-s; *-): strength, vigour, courage

[1] kapp*: kappi Flat


[1] kapp* (n. acc. sg.) ‘courage’: The verb deila ‘try, test’ (l. 4) takes the dat. in the construction deila kappi við e-n ‘try one’s courage against sby’ (see Fritzner: kapp). However, it can also take the acc. (see Fritzner: deila 5), and the emendation (following Skj B and Skald) preserves the trisyllabic structure of the kviðuháttr odd l.


konungsfrænda ‘the king’s kinsman’

konungsfrændi (noun m.): [king kinsman]


Giptudrjúgr ‘lasting in good luck’

giftudrjúgr (adj.): lasting in good luck


glíkligt ‘likely’

glíkligr (adj.): likely

[6] glíkligt: glíkt Flat


[6] glíkligt ‘likely’: Flat reads glíkt ‘like’ which is hypometrical and makes no sense in the present context.


vinsæll ‘The popular’

vinsæll (adj.): popular



vella ‘of pure gold’

vell (noun n.): gold



deilir ‘distributor’

deilir (noun m.): ruler, ordainer



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