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Anon Pl 17VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 192-3.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
161718

auð ‘wealth’

1. auðr (noun m.; °-s/-ar, dat. -i/-): wealth < auðskiptir (noun m.): wealth-distributor

kennings

almilds auðskiptis
‘of the most generous wealth-distributor ’
   = GENEROUS MAN

the most generous wealth-distributor → GENEROUS MAN
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skiptis ‘distributor’

skiptir (noun m.): [distributor] < auðskiptir (noun m.): wealth-distributor

kennings

almilds auðskiptis
‘of the most generous wealth-distributor ’
   = GENEROUS MAN

the most generous wealth-distributor → GENEROUS MAN
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al ‘of the most’

al- ((prefix)): very < almildr (adj.): all-generous

kennings

almilds auðskiptis
‘of the most generous wealth-distributor ’
   = GENEROUS MAN

the most generous wealth-distributor → GENEROUS MAN
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milds ‘generous’

mildr (adj.; °compar. -ri/-ari, superl. -astr): mild, gentle, gracious, generous < almildr (adj.): all-generous

kennings

almilds auðskiptis
‘of the most generous wealth-distributor ’
   = GENEROUS MAN

the most generous wealth-distributor → GENEROUS MAN
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hodd ‘the hoard’

1. hodd (noun f.): gold, treasure < hoddgefn (noun f.)

kennings

hodd-Gefn
‘the hoard-Gefn ’
   = WOMAN

the hoard-Gefn → WOMAN
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Gefn ‘Gefn’

Gefn (noun f.): Gefn < hoddgefn (noun f.)

kennings

hodd-Gefn
‘the hoard-Gefn ’
   = WOMAN

the hoard-Gefn → WOMAN
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hjǫr ‘the sword’

hjǫrr (noun m.): sword < hjǫrlundr (noun m.)

kennings

hjǫrlundr
‘the sword-tree ’
   = WARRIOR

the sword-tree → WARRIOR
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lundr ‘tree’

1. lundr (noun m.; °-ar, dat. -i/-; -ar): grove, tree < hjǫrlundr (noun m.)

kennings

hjǫrlundr
‘the sword-tree ’
   = WARRIOR

the sword-tree → WARRIOR
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skæ ‘the horse’

1. skær (noun m.): horse

kennings

skæ sunda;
‘the horse of channels; ’
   = SHIP

the horse of channels; → SHIP
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sunda ‘of channels’

sund (noun n.; °-s; -): sound, strait; swimming

kennings

skæ sunda;
‘the horse of channels; ’
   = SHIP

the horse of channels; → SHIP
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Hreins ‘of shining’

2. hreinn (adj.; °compar. hreinari/hreinni, superl. hreinastr/hreinstr): pure

kennings

Hraustr heggr hreins auðar
‘The brave tree of shining wealth ’
   = MAN

The brave tree of shining wealth → MAN
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heggr ‘tree’

heggr (noun m.): cherry-tree

kennings

Hraustr heggr hreins auðar
‘The brave tree of shining wealth ’
   = MAN

The brave tree of shining wealth → MAN

notes

[5] heggr ‘tree’: The bird-cherry tree, prunus padus.

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hraustr ‘The brave’

hraustr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): strong, valiant

kennings

Hraustr heggr hreins auðar
‘The brave tree of shining wealth ’
   = MAN

The brave tree of shining wealth → MAN
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flausti ‘the ship’

flaustr (noun n.): ship

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auðar ‘wealth’

1. auðr (noun m.; °-s/-ar, dat. -i/-): wealth

kennings

Hraustr heggr hreins auðar
‘The brave tree of shining wealth ’
   = MAN

The brave tree of shining wealth → MAN
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skiljask ‘part’

1. skilja (verb): separate, understand

[8] skiljask: ‘scialsc’ 673b

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