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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞjóðA Frag 3II/2 — skips ‘ship’

Ganga él of yngva
Ullar skips með fullu,
þars samnagla siglur
slíðrdúkaðar ríða.

Él skips Ullar ganga of yngva með fullu, þars slíðrdúkaðar siglur samnagla ríða.

The storms of Ullr’s <god’s> ship [SHIELD > BATTLES] come upon the prince at full strength, where sheath-covered masts of the rivet [SWORDS] ride high.


[2] Ullar skips með fullu: ‘[...]v’ U;    skips: skíðs C


[2] skips Ullar ‘Ullr’s <god’s> ship [SHIELD]’: The reason for this frequently-used kenning-type is not recorded. LP’s explanation that Ullr had a ship named Skjǫldr ‘shield’ may be correct, but it is not confirmed by SnE, as the LP reference to it might imply. See further Note to Gamlkan Has 64/2VII.



case: gen.


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