Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sveinn tjúguskegg Haraldsson (Svtjúg)

10th century; volume 1; ed. Matthew Townend;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

not in Skj

On the Danish king Sveinn (Svtjúg, r. 986-1014), who also reigned in England 1013-14, see ‘Ruler biographies’ in Introduction to this volume. As noted below, the sole stanza attributed to him is of doubtful authenticity.

notes
under Anon X (Tillæg 3)

Lausavísa — Svtjúg LvI

Matthew Townend 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Sveinn tjúguskegg Haraldsson, Lausavísa’ 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. 379.

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SkP info: I, 379

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1 — Svtjúg Lv 1I

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Cite as: Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Sveinn tjúguskegg Haraldsson, Lausavísa 1’ 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. 379.

Grenndi Þórleifr Þrœnda
þengils hróðr fyr drengjum;
hafa ólítit ýtar
Jarlsníð borit víða.
N*orðr réð verstan virðum
vellstœri brag fœra,
brot lands ok galt gæti
gráliga léons bôru.

Þórleifr grenndi hróðr {þengils Þrœnda} fyr drengjum; ýtar hafa borit víða ólítit Jarlsníð. Réð fœra n*orðr {virðum vellstœri} verstan brag ok galt {gæti lands} gráliga brot {léons bôru}.

Þorleifr diminished the praise {of the ruler of the Þrœndir} [NORWEGIAN RULER = Hákon] before the warriors; men have carried widely the not small Jarlsníð (‘Níð against the jarl’). He brought north {to the honoured gold-increaser} [GENEROUS MAN = Hákon] the worst poem and repaid {the guardian of the land} [RULER = Hákon] bitterly for the destruction {of the lion of the wave} [SHIP].

texts: ÞorlJ 4, Flat 230

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [X]: Tillæg [3]. Sveinn tjúguskegg (AI, 186; BI, 175-6); Skald I, 93, NN §§1896, 3396M; Flat 1860-8, I, 213, ÍF 9, 224, ÞorlJ 1987, 89 (ÞorlJ).

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 28rb, 26 - 28rb, 26 (Flat)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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