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Anon Pét 47VII

David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 47’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 838.

Anonymous PoemsPétrsdrápa
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þeingill ‘The king’

þengill (noun m.): prince, ruler

kennings

Þeingill skýja
‘The king of the clouds ’
   = God

The king of the clouds → God
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skýja ‘of the clouds’

ský (noun n.; °-s; -): cloud

kennings

Þeingill skýja
‘The king of the clouds ’
   = God

The king of the clouds → God
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leingi ‘for a long time’

lengi (adv.): for a long time

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kyssir ‘kisses’

kyssa (verb): kiss

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munn ‘the mouth’

munnr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -i; -ar): mouth

notes

[4] munn vátan ‘the mouth wet [with tears]’: This interpretation (see NN §1749) is marginally less awkward than Finnur Jónsson’s (Skj B): Þurkar þegn ... vátan: törrer den (gråd)våde mand ‘he dries the man wet (from weeping)’.

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vátan ‘wet’

vátr (adj.): wet

notes

[4] munn vátan ‘the mouth wet [with tears]’: This interpretation (see NN §1749) is marginally less awkward than Finnur Jónsson’s (Skj B): Þurkar þegn ... vátan: törrer den (gråd)våde mand ‘he dries the man wet (from weeping)’.

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gráta ‘weeping’

2. gráta (verb): weep

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Enn ‘yet’

2. enn (adv.): still, yet, again

[7] Enn: en 621

notes

[7] skalt enn ‘you shall yet’: Ms. ‘en’. The adv. seems more likely than conj. en in stressed position. Both Skj B and Skald print enn (cf. Skj B: endnu skal du).

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skalt ‘You shall’

skulu (verb): shall, should, must

notes

[7] skalt enn ‘you shall yet’: Ms. ‘en’. The adv. seems more likely than conj. en in stressed position. Both Skj B and Skald print enn (cf. Skj B: endnu skal du).

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alt ‘all the way’

allr (adj.): all

notes

[8] alt í pínu ‘all the way to martyrdom’: Finnur Jónsson’s emendation (Skj B) to ǫll, to agree with fótspor (l. 7) is unnecessary (cf. NN §1750).

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í ‘to’

í (prep.): in, into

notes

[8] alt í pínu ‘all the way to martyrdom’: Finnur Jónsson’s emendation (Skj B) to ǫll, to agree with fótspor (l. 7) is unnecessary (cf. NN §1750).

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pínu ‘martyrdom’

1. pína (noun f.; °-u; -ur): torment

notes

[8] alt í pínu ‘all the way to martyrdom’: Finnur Jónsson’s emendation (Skj B) to ǫll, to agree with fótspor (l. 7) is unnecessary (cf. NN §1750).

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