Re: [norse_course] Laxdaela Saga 59 part 2 -- Rob's Translation
> Hamar stendur fyrir norðan ána er Höfði heitir.Just in case it wasn't entirely clear, it's the crag that's
> A crag stands further north of the river which is named
> A crag stands north of the river which is called Hofdi.
> A crag stands north of the-river which is call Höfði.
named Höfði, not the river. I don't think that you can tell
either way from the syntax, but the meaning makes it clear.
> Má þér það og ekki að óvörum koma því að eg hefi þig áI've a feeling that <stundum> is good old Old Norse
> minnt stundum.
> That cannot also take you by surprise because I have
> reminded you at times. (Z. úvarr 1 - koma at e-m úvörum,
> kom e-m á úvart, to come unawares upon one, take one by
> It may also not take you by surprise because I have
> reminded you now and then.
> That may also not come to you unawares (take you by
> surprise) because I have reminded you (of it) sometimes
> (now and then).
> Guðrún mælti: "Það er minn vilji að þeir haldi eigi allirI think that <þeir Ólafssynir> is the subject of <haldi>:
> heilu Ólafssynir."
> Gudrun said: "It is my wish that they not all withhold a
> greeting to Olaf's sons."
> Gudrun spoke, “It is my wish that they do not keep all
> Olaf’s sons from harm.”
> Guðrún spoke: That is my wish that they should-not-keep
> all Ólafrs sons hale (heill).
'It is my wish that they, [the] Ólafssons, should not all
> Snorri kvaðst það banna mundu að fara á hendur þeim mönnumAfter browsing the various senses of <nær>, I'm inclined to
> er mest voru virðir í héraði "en náfrændur þeirra er nær
> munu ganga hefndunum og er allt mál að ættvíg þessi takist
> Snorri said for himself it would prohibit to go to (the)
> hands of the men who were most respected in (the) district
> "and their near-kinsman who will go near the revenge and
> is all talk (to) putting to death (for) this slaying of
> Snorri said he would forbid it to go against those men who
> were most esteemed in the district “but close relatives of
> theirs who will go closer for vengeance and all cases of
> this slaying of kinsmen stop.”
> Snorri declared-of-himself (that he) would forbid that, to
> go against (á hendr) those men who were most
> highly-esteemed in (the) district (but) and near-kinsmen
> of those who will go near to-the-vengeance and who
> would-deprive (the) whole case by this slaying-of-kinsmen
think that in <ganga nær hefndunum> it's more like 'nearly
completely' than just 'near'. I think that <er> in <er allt
mál að ættvíg þessi takist af> is the verb, and <mál> is
'high time' (Z2, 2nd <mál>): 'and [it] is high time that
this slaying of kinsmen cease'.
> Snorri svarar: "Er sök við Lamba þótt hann væri drepinn enIn other words, the case against Lambi is enough to warrant
> eigi þykir mér Bolla hefnt að heldur og eigi mun þeirra
> Bolla slíkur munur ger í sættum sem vert er ef þeim vígum
> er saman jafnað."
> Snorri answers: "(It) is a reason with Lamb although he
> were killed but it doesn't seem to me Bolli's revenge
> rather also will not the Bollis such will do in peace as
> would be when if to them slayings together which made
> Snorri answers, “(It) is to have done? offense against
> Lambi (even) though he be slain, but Bolli doesn’t seem to
> me avenged any the more and not will? do ?such of theirs?
> for Bolli in settlement as (he was) worth if those slaying
> are made equal together.”
> Snorri answers: (There) is a case (reason) against Lambi
> (?) even-though he were killed but (it) does not seem to
> me Bolli (would-be) avenged any-the-more and such
> differences (as exist) between them, Bolli (and he) will
> not be made (ie accounted for) in agreements (?) as is
> deserving if (it) is equated together in those deaths (ie
> if those deaths are set-off one against the other).
his death, but his death would be insufficient to avenge
Bolli, 'and such difference of theirs, Bolli [and Lambi], as
worth is (i.e., in terms of worth) won't do (Z7, gøra) in
(peace) settlements if those deaths are set off against each
other'. Or something along those lines.