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Anon Pl 34VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 34’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 202-3.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
333435

gramr ‘The king’

1. gramr (noun m.): ruler

[1] gramr: ‘graar’ 673b

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Yggjar ‘of Yggr’

1. Yggr (noun m.): Yggr

[3] Yggjar: ‘ygg[...]ar’ 673b, 673bFJ, ‘yggiar’ 673bÞH

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leik Yggjar,
‘the game of Yggr, ’
   = BATTLE

the game of Yggr, → BATTLE
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leik ‘the game’

1. leikr (noun m.; °-s, dat. -/-i; -ar): sport, play

[3] leik: ‘[...]’ 673b, ‘læik’ noted as unclear 673bÞH, ‘leik’ 673bFJ

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leik Yggjar,
‘the game of Yggr, ’
   = BATTLE

the game of Yggr, → BATTLE
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hvé ‘how’

hvé (adv.): how

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kenndi ‘knew how’

kenna (verb): know, teach

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Vell ‘for the gold’

vell (noun n.): gold < vellmeiðir (noun m.)

[5] Vellmeiðis: ‘vel[...]mei[...]’ 673b, ‘vellmeidrs’ or ‘vellmeidis’ 673bÞH, ‘vel[...] mei|þer’ 673bFJ

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vellmeiðis
‘for the gold-destroyer ’
   = GENEROUS MAN

for the gold-destroyer → GENEROUS MAN
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meiðis ‘destroyer’

meiðir (noun m.): destroyer, harmer < vellmeiðir (noun m.)

[5] Vellmeiðis: ‘vel[...]mei[...]’ 673b, ‘vellmeidrs’ or ‘vellmeidis’ 673bÞH, ‘vel[...] mei|þer’ 673bFJ

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vellmeiðis
‘for the gold-destroyer ’
   = GENEROUS MAN

for the gold-destroyer → GENEROUS MAN
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víða ‘far and wide’

1. víða (adv.): widely

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gnótt ‘an abundance’

gnótt (noun f.): abundance

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góðs ‘of riches’

góðr (adj.): good

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gramr ‘the king’

1. gramr (noun m.): ruler

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svinnan ‘the wise’

2. svinnr (adj.): wise

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