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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóð Yt 21I/11 — kyns ‘of the kindred’

Ok við vág
†hinn es viðjar†
hræ Ôleifs
hofgylðir svalg.
Ok glóðfjalgr
gǫrvar leysti
sonr Fornjóts
af Svía jǫfri.
Sá áttkonr
frá Uppsǫlum
lofða kyns
fyr lǫngu hvarf.

Ok hofgylðir svalg hræ Ôleifs við vág, †hinn es viðjar†. Ok glóðfjalgr sonr Fornjóts leysti gǫrvar af jǫfri Svía. Sá áttkonr kyns lofða hvarf frá Uppsǫlum fyr lǫngu.

And the temple-wolf [FIRE] swallowed the corpse of Óláfr near the bay, †...†. And the ember-hot son of Fornjótr <giant> [FIRE] loosed the clothes from the ruler of the Swedes. That descendant of the kindred of rulers [KINGS > KING] disappeared from Uppsala long ago.


[9, 11] sá áttkonr kyns lofða ‘that descendant of the kindred of rulers [KINGS > KING]’: So most eds. Lofða has also been taken as gen. sg. of Lofði, the name of a legendary king (Hkr 1893-1901, IV; Skj B).



case: gen.


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