Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Egill Skallagrímsson (Egill)

10th century; volume 5; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Sonatorrek (St) - 25

Skj info: Egill Skallagrímsson, Islandsk skjald; o. 900-983. (AI, 34-60, BI, 30-53).

Skj poems:
[8]. Ubestemmeligt brudstykke
1. Aðalsteinsdrápa
2. Hǫfuðlausn
3. Sonatorrek
4. Arinbjarnarkviða
5. Skjaldardrápa
6. Berudrápa
7. Lausavísur

Sonatorrek — Egill StV (Eg)

Not published: do not cite (Egill StV (Eg))

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Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek, 960 (AI, 40-3, BI, 34-7)

in texts: Eg, Skm, SnE

This edition is currently in preparation and will be published in a forthcoming volume of the series. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).

1 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 72 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 1) — Egill St 1V (Eg 72)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Mjǫk erum tregt
tungu at hrœra
með loptvætt
ljóðpundara;
esa nú vænligt
of Viðurs þýfi,
né hógdrœgt
ór hugar fylgsni.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 1 (AI, 40; BI, 34); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 463x, 560dx, M; texts: Eg 72
 
2 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 73 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 2) — Egill St 2V (Eg 73)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Esa auðþeystr,
þvít ekki veldr
hǫfugligr,
ór hyggju stað
fagna fundr
Friggjar niðja
ár borinn
ór Jǫtunheimum.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 2 (AI, 40; BI, 34); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 73
 
3 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 74 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 3) — Egill St 3V (Eg 74)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Lastalauss,
es lifnaði
á nǫkkvers
nǫkkva bragi;
jǫtuns hals
undir þjóta
náins niðr
fyr naustdurum.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 3 (AI, 40; BI, 34); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 74
 
4 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 75 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 4) — Egill St 4V (Eg 75)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þvít ætt mín
á enda stendr,
hreggbarnir
sem hlynir marka;
esa karskr maðr,
sás kǫgla berr
frænda hrørs
af fletjum niðr.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 4 (AI, 40; BI, 34); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 75
 
5 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 76 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 5) — Egill St 5V (Eg 76)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þó munk mitt
ok móður hrør
fǫður fall
fyrst of telja;
þat berk út
ór orðhofi
mærðar timbr
máli laufgat.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 5 (AI, 40; BI, 34); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 76
 
6 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 77 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 6) — Egill St 6V (Eg 77)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Grimt vǫrum hlið,
þat's hrǫnn of braut
fǫður míns
á frændgarði;
veitk ófult
ok opit standa
sonar skarð,
es mér sær of vann.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 6 (AI, 40; BI, 34); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 77
 
7 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 78 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 7) — Egill St 7V (Eg 78)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Mjǫk hefr Rôn
of rysktan mik;
emk ofsnauðr
at ástvinum;
sleit marr bǫnd
minnar ættar,
snaran þôtt
af sjǫlfum mér.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 7 (AI, 41; BI, 35); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 78
 
8 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 79 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 8) — Egill St 8V (Eg 79)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Veizt ef sǫk
sverði of rækak,
vas ǫlsmið
allra tíma;
hroða vábrœðr
ef viða mættak,
fórk ægis
andvígr mani.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 8 (AI, 41; BI, 35); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 79
 
9 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 80 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 9) — Egill St 9V (Eg 80)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

En ek ekki
eiga þóttumk
sakar afl
við sonar bana,
þvít alþjóð
fyr augum verðr
gamals þegns
gengileysi.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 9 (AI, 41; BI, 35); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 80
 
10 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 81 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 10) — Egill St 10V (Eg 81)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Mik hefr marr
miklu ræntan;
grimt es fall
frænda at telja,
síðan's minn
á munvega
ættar skjǫldr
af lífi hvarf.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 10 (AI, 41; BI, 35); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 81
 
11 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 82 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 11) — Egill St 11V (Eg 82)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Veitk þat sjalfr,
at í syni mínum
vasa ills þegns
efni vaxit,
ef randviðr
røskvask næði,
uns hergauts
hendr of tœki.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 11 (AI, 41; BI, 35); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 82
 
12 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 83 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 12) — Egill St 12V (Eg 83)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Æ lét flest
þat's faðir mælti,
þótt ǫll þjóð
annat segði,
mér upp helt
of herbergi
ok mitt afl
mest of studdi.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 12 (AI, 41; BI, 35); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 83
 
13 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 84 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 13) — Egill St 13V (Eg 84)

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Opt kømr mér
mána brúðar
í byrvind
brœðraleysi;
hyggjumk umb,
es hildr þróask,
nýsumk hins
ok hygg at því,

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 13 (AI, 41; BI, 35-6); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 84
 
14 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 85 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 14) — Egill St 14V (Eg 85)

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hverr mér hugaðr
á hlið standi
annarr þegn
við óðræði;
þarfk þess opt
við þrágǫrum;
verðk varfleygr,
es vinir þverra.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 14 (AI, 41-2; BI, 36); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 85
 
15 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 86 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 15) — Egill St 15V (Eg 86)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Mjǫk's torfyndr,
sás trúa knegum,
of alþjóð
elgjar galga,
þvít niflgóðr
niðja steypir
bróður hrør
við baugum selr.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 15 (AI, 42; BI, 36); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 86
 
16 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 87 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 16) — Egill St 16V (Eg 87)

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Finnk þat opt
es féar beiðir - - -

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 16 (AI, 42; BI, 36); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 87
 
17 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 88 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 17) — Egill St 17V (Eg 88)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þat's ok mælt
at mangi getr
sonar iðgjǫld
nema sjalfr ali,
né þann enn
es ǫðrum sé
borinn maðr
í bróður stað.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 17 (AI, 42; BI, 36); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 88
 
18 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 89 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 18) — Egill St 18V (Eg 89)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Erumka þekt
þjóða sinni,
þótt sér hverr
sôtt of haldi;
burr's býskeiðs
í bœ kominn,
kvánar sonr,
kynnis leita.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 18 (AI, 42; BI, 36); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 89
 
19 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 90 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 19) — Egill St 19V (Eg 90)

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En mér fens
í fǫstum þokk
hrosta hǫfundr
á hendi stendr;
máka upp
í aroar grímu
rýnnis reið
réttri halda.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 19 (AI, 42; BI, 36); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 90
 
20 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 91 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 20) — Egill St 20V (Eg 91)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Síz son minn
sóttar brími
heiptugligr
ór heimi nam,
þanns ek veit
at varnaði
vamma vanr
við námæli.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 20 (AI, 42; BI, 36-7); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 91
 
21 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 92 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 21) — Egill St 21V (Eg 92)

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Þat mank enn,
es upp of hóf
í Goðheim
Gauta spjalli
ættar ask,
þanns óx af mér,
ok kynvið
kvánar minnar.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 21 (AI, 42; BI, 37); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 92
 
22 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 93 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 22) — Egill St 22V (Eg 93)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Áttak gótt
við geirs dróttin,
gerðumk tryggr
at trúa hônum,
áðr vinan
vagna rúni
sigrhǫfundr
of sleit við mik.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 22 (AI, 43; BI, 37); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 93
 
23 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 94 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 23) — Egill St 23V (Eg 94)

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Blœtka því
bróður Vílis,
goðjaðar,
at gjarn séak;
þó hefr Míms vinr
mér of fengnar
bǫlva bœtr,
es et betra telk.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 23 (AI, 43; BI, 37); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x, 744x, B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Eg 94, Skm 15
 
24 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 95 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 24) — Egill St 24V (Eg 95)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Gǫfumk íþrótt
ulfs of bági
vígi vanr
vammi firða
ok þat geð,
es gerðak mér
vísa fjandr
af vélǫndum.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 24 (AI, 43; BI, 37); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x, 744x, B, R, Tx, U, W; texts: Eg 95, Skm 16
 
25 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 96 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 25) — Egill St 25V (Eg 96)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Nú erum torvelt,
Tveggja bága
njǫrva nipt
á nesi stendr,
skalk þó glaðr
góðum vilja
ok ó-hryggr
heljar bíða.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 3. Sonatorrek 25 (AI, 43; BI, 37); kviðuháttr; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: 169x, 453x, 462x; texts: Eg 96
 
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