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Tryggvaflokkr — Sigv TryggflI

Sigvatr Þórðarson

Judith Jesch 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Sigvatr Þórðarson, Tryggvaflokkr’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 643.

 

Tíreggjaðr fór Tryggvi
— tóksk morð af því — norðan,
en Sveinn konungr sinni
sunnan ferð at gunni.
Nær vask þausnum þeira;
þat bar skjótt at móti;
herr týnði þar harða
— hjǫrgǫll vas þá — fjǫrvi.
 
‘Urged on to glory, Tryggvi went from the north, while King Sveinn [went] with his troop from the south to the battle; killing arose from that. I was near their tumult; that swiftly resulted in an encounter; the army lost life there in great numbers; there was sword-clanging then.
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