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Anon Pl 39VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 39’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 205.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
383940

Frið ‘The peace’

friðr (noun m.): peace < friðbeiðir (noun m.)

kennings

Friðbeiðir glæstr hǫppum
‘The peace-promoter, shining with victories, ’
   = God

The peace-promoter, shining with victories, → God
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beiðir ‘promoter’

beiðir (noun m.): demander < friðbeiðir (noun m.)

kennings

Friðbeiðir glæstr hǫppum
‘The peace-promoter, shining with victories, ’
   = God

The peace-promoter, shining with victories, → God
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gefr ‘gives’

gefa (verb): give

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fríðan ‘glorious’

fríðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): beautiful, fair

[1] fríðan: ‘friþ[...]n’ 673b, ‘friþan’ 673bÞH, 673bFJ

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hǫppum ‘with victories’

happ (noun n.; °-s; *-): fortune, luck

kennings

Friðbeiðir glæstr hǫppum
‘The peace-promoter, shining with victories, ’
   = God

The peace-promoter, shining with victories, → God
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glæstr ‘shining’

glæsa (verb): adorn

[3] glæstr: ‘gl[...]s[...]’ 673b, ‘glæstr’ 673bÞH, 673bFJ, ‘gløstr’ 673bHE

kennings

Friðbeiðir glæstr hǫppum
‘The peace-promoter, shining with victories, ’
   = God

The peace-promoter, shining with victories, → God
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hraustla ‘bravely’

hraustla (adv.): bravely

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mein ‘suffering’

mein (noun n.; °-s; -): harm, injury

[4] mein: ‘m[...]n’ 673b, ‘mein’ 673bÞH, ‘me[...]n’ 673bFJ

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jǫrðu ‘earth’

jǫrð (noun f.; °jarðar, dat. -u; jarðir/jarðar(DN I (1367) 304Š)): ground, earth

[4] jǫrðu: ‘[...]þu’ 673b, ‘iorþu’ 673bÞH, 673bFJ

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Lýtr ‘bows’

1. lúta (verb): (strong)

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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engla ‘of angels’

1. engill (noun m.; °engils; englar): angel

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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lið ‘The band’

lið (noun n.; °-s; -): retinue, troop

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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ítrum ‘to the glorious’

ítr (adj.): glorious

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

kennings

ítrum angrhrjóðanda;
‘to the glorious sin-destroyer; ’
   = God

to the glorious sin-destroyer; → God
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angr ‘sin’

2. angr (noun n.): grief, sin < angrhrjóðandi (noun m.): sin-destroyer

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

kennings

ítrum angrhrjóðanda;
‘to the glorious sin-destroyer; ’
   = God

to the glorious sin-destroyer; → God
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hrjóðanda ‘destroyer’

hrjóðandi (noun m.): destroyer < angrhrjóðandi (noun m.): sin-destroyer

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

kennings

ítrum angrhrjóðanda;
‘to the glorious sin-destroyer; ’
   = God

to the glorious sin-destroyer; → God
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ok ‘and’

3. ok (conj.): and, but; also

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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þjóðir ‘humankind’

þjóð (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -/-u; -ir): people

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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einn ‘the one’

2. einn (pron.; °decl. cf. einn num.): one, alone

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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es ‘is’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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ǫllu ‘than all’

allr (adj.): all

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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allt ‘everything’

allr (adj.): all

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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gótt ‘good’

góðr (adj.): good

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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s ‘who’

2. er (conj.): who, which, when

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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skóp ‘created’

2. skapa (verb): form

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘lytr:’ 673b

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[5-8]: Stef 2, cf. st. 32.

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