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Anon Lil 63VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 63’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 634-5.

Anonymous PoemsLilja
626364

Signað ‘Blessed’

2. signa (verb): bless, consecrate

[1] Signað: Signaðr 4892

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ljós ‘light’

ljós (noun n.; °ljóss; -): light

[1] ljós: lýs 4892

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sæti ‘sweet’

sœtr (adj.): sweet

notes

[1] sæti ‘sweet’: Cf. 60/1 and Note 80/1, and faðir hinn sæti ‘sweet father’ 79/1.

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Jésú ‘Jesus’

Jésús (noun m.): Jesus

[1] Jésú: Jésús 99a, Vb, 4892

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sannr ‘true’

2. sannr (adj.; °-an; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): true

[2] sannr: ‘[...]anna’ 4892

kennings

sannr lífgari dauðra manna,
‘true life-giver of dead men, ’
   = God

true life-giver of dead men, → God

notes

[2] sannr lífgari dauðra manna ‘true life-giver of dead men [= God (= Christ)]’: Cf. Arngr Gd 52/8IV: lífgjafi sjúkra manna ‘life-giver of sick men’.

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lífgari ‘life-giver’

lífgari (noun m.): [life-giver]

[2] lífgari: lífgjafari 99a, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, lífgarinn 622, lífgjafi 713, lífgjöf 4892

kennings

sannr lífgari dauðra manna,
‘true life-giver of dead men, ’
   = God

true life-giver of dead men, → God

notes

[2] sannr lífgari dauðra manna ‘true life-giver of dead men [= God (= Christ)]’: Cf. Arngr Gd 52/8IV: lífgjafi sjúkra manna ‘life-giver of sick men’.

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dauðra ‘of dead’

2. dauðr (adj.): dead

[2] dauðra: dauðar 4892

kennings

sannr lífgari dauðra manna,
‘true life-giver of dead men, ’
   = God

true life-giver of dead men, → God

notes

[2] sannr lífgari dauðra manna ‘true life-giver of dead men [= God (= Christ)]’: Cf. Arngr Gd 52/8IV: lífgjafi sjúkra manna ‘life-giver of sick men’.

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manna ‘men’

maðr (noun m.): man, person

kennings

sannr lífgari dauðra manna,
‘true life-giver of dead men, ’
   = God

true life-giver of dead men, → God

notes

[2] sannr lífgari dauðra manna ‘true life-giver of dead men [= God (= Christ)]’: Cf. Arngr Gd 52/8IV: lífgjafi sjúkra manna ‘life-giver of sick men’.

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frá ‘from’

frá (prep.): from

notes

[3] frá djöfla bygðum ‘from devils’ abodes’: This could refer either to hell or, more metaphorically, to the dangerous pitfalls of a sinful life on earth.

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djöfla ‘devils’’

djǫfull (noun m.; °djǫfuls, dat. djǫfli; djǫflar/djaflar): devil

notes

[3] frá djöfla bygðum ‘from devils’ abodes’: This could refer either to hell or, more metaphorically, to the dangerous pitfalls of a sinful life on earth.

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bygðum ‘abodes’

byggð (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): dwelling, settlement

notes

[3] frá djöfla bygðum ‘from devils’ abodes’: This could refer either to hell or, more metaphorically, to the dangerous pitfalls of a sinful life on earth.

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halt ‘keep’

halda (verb): hold, keep

[4] halt: alt 4892

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síðan ‘henceforth’

síðan (adv.): later, then

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Æfinliga ‘Unceasingly’

ævinliga (adv.): unceasingly

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Æfinliga med lyftum lofum;’ Bb    [5] Æfinliga með lyftum: ‘æfinliga med’ 99a, ‘Æfennliga med lycktum lofum’ 622, ‘Æuenliga med l. l. l. r. a.’ 713, ‘Æfinliga med lyptum lofum’ 705ˣ

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með ‘with’

með (prep.): with

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Æfinliga med lyftum lofum;’ Bb    [5] Æfinliga með lyftum: ‘æfinliga med’ 99a, ‘Æfennliga med lycktum lofum’ 622, ‘Æuenliga med l. l. l. r. a.’ 713, ‘Æfinliga med lyptum lofum’ 705ˣ

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lyftum ‘lifted’

lyfta (verb): lift, raise

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Æfinliga med lyftum lofum;’ Bb    [5] Æfinliga með lyftum: ‘æfinliga med’ 99a, ‘Æfennliga med lycktum lofum’ 622, ‘Æuenliga med l. l. l. r. a.’ 713, ‘Æfinliga med lyptum lofum’ 705ˣ;    lyftum: lyktum 622

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ræðandi ‘uttering’

2. rœða (verb): utter, speak

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öll ‘all’

allr (adj.): all

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falla ‘fall’

falla (verb): fall

[7] falla: falli 41 8°ˣ, 4892

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ásjón ‘face’

ásjón (noun f.; °; -ir): face

[8] ásjón: ástan Vb

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[5-8]: The second repetition of the second stef.

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