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Anon Pl 35VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 35’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 203.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
343536

riðu ‘rode out’

1. ríða (verb): ride

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Byrfils ‘of Byrfill’

Byrfill (noun m.): Byrfill

kennings

beitis skíða Byrfils.
‘the steerer of the skis of Byrfill. ’
   = SEAFARER

the skis of Byrfill. → SHIPS
the steerer of SHIPS → SEAFARER
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Byrfils ‘of Byrfill’

Byrfill (noun m.): Byrfill

kennings

beitis skíða Byrfils.
‘the steerer of the skis of Byrfill. ’
   = SEAFARER

the skis of Byrfill. → SHIPS
the steerer of SHIPS → SEAFARER
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skíða ‘of the skis’

skíð (noun n.; °; -): ski

kennings

beitis skíða Byrfils.
‘the steerer of the skis of Byrfill. ’
   = SEAFARER

the skis of Byrfill. → SHIPS
the steerer of SHIPS → SEAFARER
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skíða ‘of the skis’

skíð (noun n.; °; -): ski

kennings

beitis skíða Byrfils.
‘the steerer of the skis of Byrfill. ’
   = SEAFARER

the skis of Byrfill. → SHIPS
the steerer of SHIPS → SEAFARER
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beitis ‘the steerer’

beitir (noun m.): steerer

kennings

beitis skíða Byrfils.
‘the steerer of the skis of Byrfill. ’
   = SEAFARER

the skis of Byrfill. → SHIPS
the steerer of SHIPS → SEAFARER
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ítrum ‘of the glorious’

ítr (adj.): glorious

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Fundu ‘they found’

2. finna (verb): find, meet

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Gylfa ‘of Gylfi’

Gylfi (noun m.): Gylfi

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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Gylfa ‘of Gylfi’

Gylfi (noun m.): Gylfi

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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Gylfa ‘of Gylfi’

Gylfi (noun m.): Gylfi

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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grundar ‘of the ground’

grund (noun f.): earth, land

[5] grundar: ‘[...]undar’ 673b, 673bFJ, ‘grundar’ 673bÞH

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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grundar ‘of the ground’

grund (noun f.): earth, land

[5] grundar: ‘[...]undar’ 673b, 673bFJ, ‘grundar’ 673bÞH

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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grundar ‘of the ground’

grund (noun f.): earth, land

[5] grundar: ‘[...]undar’ 673b, 673bFJ, ‘grundar’ 673bÞH

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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glað ‘of the horse’

1. Glaðr (noun m.): horse, Glaðr < glaðríðandi (noun m.)

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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glað ‘of the horse’

1. Glaðr (noun m.): horse, Glaðr < glaðríðandi (noun m.)

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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ríðanda ‘the rider’

ríðandi (noun m.; °; ríðendr): rider < glaðríðandi (noun m.)

kennings

grundar Gylfa glaðríðanda;
‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’
   = SEAFARER

the ground of Gylfi; → SEA
the horse of the SEA → SHIP
the rider of the SHIP → SEAFARER
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unnar ‘of the wave’

2. unnr (noun f.): wave

kennings

afrendan bǫr fúrs unnar.
‘the powerful tree of the fire of the wave.’
   = MAN

the fire of the wave. → GOLD
the powerful tree of the GOLD → MAN
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unnar ‘of the wave’

2. unnr (noun f.): wave

kennings

afrendan bǫr fúrs unnar.
‘the powerful tree of the fire of the wave.’
   = MAN

the fire of the wave. → GOLD
the powerful tree of the GOLD → MAN
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fúrs ‘of the fire’

fúrr (noun m.): fire

kennings

afrendan bǫr fúrs unnar.
‘the powerful tree of the fire of the wave.’
   = MAN

the fire of the wave. → GOLD
the powerful tree of the GOLD → MAN
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fúrs ‘of the fire’

fúrr (noun m.): fire

kennings

afrendan bǫr fúrs unnar.
‘the powerful tree of the fire of the wave.’
   = MAN

the fire of the wave. → GOLD
the powerful tree of the GOLD → MAN
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‘did not’

né (conj.): nor

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ærir ‘the messengers’

1. árr (noun m.; °dat. ár; ǽrir/árar, acc. áru): messenger

[7] ærir: ‘[...]rer’ 673b, 673bFJ, ‘ærer’ 673bÞH

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afrendan ‘the powerful’

afrendr (adj.; °compar. -ari): powerful

kennings

afrendan bǫr fúrs unnar.
‘the powerful tree of the fire of the wave.’
   = MAN

the fire of the wave. → GOLD
the powerful tree of the GOLD → MAN
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bǫr ‘tree’

bǫrr (noun m.): tree

kennings

afrendan bǫr fúrs unnar.
‘the powerful tree of the fire of the wave.’
   = MAN

the fire of the wave. → GOLD
the powerful tree of the GOLD → MAN
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kenndu ‘recognise’

kenna (verb): know, teach

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