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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 45II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 45’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 790.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

saman ‘together’

saman (adv.): together


þjóðkonungar ‘mighty kings’

þjóðkonungr (noun m.): mighty king


[3] þjóðkonungar ‘mighty kings’: The l. is fornyrðislag rather than kviðuháttr.


hefk ‘I have’

hafa (verb): have


heyrt ‘heard’

2. heyra (verb): hear

[5] heyrt: ‘heyr’ Flat


[5] heyrt ‘heard’: The Flat reading, ‘heyr’, cannot be construed as an ON word and must be a scribal error.


hafi ‘have’

hafa (verb): have


varla ‘hardly’

varla (adv.): hardly


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