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Sigv Víkv 10I

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Víkingarvísur 10’ 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. 548.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonVíkingarvísur
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text and translation

Tøgr vas fullr í fǫgrum
folkveggs drífahreggi
(helt, sem hilmir mælti,)
Hringsfirði (lið þingat).
Ból lét hann á Hóli
hôtt — víkingar ôttu —
— þeir bôðut sér síðan
slíks skotnaðar — brotna.

Tøgr vas fullr {drífahreggi {folkveggs}} í fǫgrum Hringsfirði; lið helt þingat, sem hilmir mælti. Hann lét hôtt ból brotna á Hóli; víkingar ôttu; þeir bôðut sér síðan slíks skotnaðar.
 
‘The ten was complete with a driving storm of the battle-wall [SHIELD > BATTLE] in beautiful Hringsfjǫrðr; the troop went there, as the ruler commanded. He had a high building on Hóll destroyed; the vikings owned it; they did not ask for such luck for themselves after that.

notes and context

After the death of Aðalráðr (Æthelred), Óláfr heads suðr um sjá ‘south across the sea’. He fights a battle in Hringsfjǫrðr and captures and destroys a castle at Hóll.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

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Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson, 1. Víkingarvísur 10: AI, 226, BI, 215, Skald I, 112, NN §§1858, 2480A; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 23, IV, 112, ÍF 27, 22-3, Hkr 1991, I, 265 (ÓHHkr ch. 16); ÓH 1941, I, 48 (ch. 24), Flat 1860-8, II, 21; Fell 1981b, 118-19, Jón Skaptason 1983, 62, 224-5.

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