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Sigvatr Þórðarson (Sigv)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Judith Jesch;

11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga (ErfÓl) - 28

Sigvatr or Sighvatr Þórðarson (Sigv) is said (ÍF 27, 54) to have been the son of Þórðr Sigvaldaskáld ‘Poet of Sigvaldi’, an Icelander who served, in succession, Sigvaldi jarl Strút-Haraldsson, leader of the Jómsvíkingar, his brother Þorkell inn hávi ‘the Tall’, who campaigned in England, and Óláfr Haraldsson, later king of Norway (r. c. 1015-30) and saint. Þórðr is listed as one of Sigvaldi’s skalds in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 259, 268), but none of his poetry survives. The family tradition of poetry can also be traced in Óttarr svarti ‘the Black’, said to have been Sigvatr’s sister’s son (ÍF 27, 144; ÓH 1941, I, 203). Sigvatr was brought up by a certain Þorkell, at Apavatn in south-west Iceland. When nearly fully grown he sailed to what is now Trondheim, where he met up with his father and joined King Óláfr’s retinue. According to Snorri (ÍF 27, 54-6; ÓH 1941, I, 81-3), Sigvatr recited Lv 2-3 at this time, and he interceded with the king on behalf of Icelandic merchants forced to pay a heavy tax in Norway (cf. Sigv Lv 4). It is also likely that this is when Þórðr provided Sigvatr with the material for Víkv (see Introduction to Sigv Víkv), which may be the poem referred to in the prose introduction to Sigv Lv 2 (Fidjestøl 1982, 118). There is no evidence that Sigvatr ever returned to Iceland, and according to the anecdote in which Sigv Lv 11 is preserved, he died on the island of Selja in north-western Norway and was buried at Kristskirkja (Kristkirken) in Trondheim. His poetry records his various journeys to Sweden, England and the Continent, as well as incidents in Norway. We know nothing of Sigvatr’s private life, except that he had a daughter called Tófa, who had King Óláfr himself as her godfather (Sigv Lv 19).

Sigvatr’s surviving poetic oeuvre is both large and remarkably diverse, encompassing different kinds of encomia not only on King Óláfr (Sigv Víkv, Sigv Nesv, Sigv Óldr, Sigv ErfÓl), but also on King Knútr of Denmark (Sigv Knútdr) and the Norwegian nobleman Erlingr Skjálgsson (Sigv Erl, Sigv Erlfl). Sigvatr was godfather to King Magnús inn góði ‘the Good’ Óláfsson and composed some avuncular words of advice to the boy-king (Sigv BervII). All of these patrons are recognised in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 252-4, 258, 260-2, 269), where Sigvatr is also credited with having composed for the Swedish king Ǫnundr Óláfsson (although no such poetry survives, cf. Sigv Knútdr 4/6) and the Norwegian chieftain Ívarr inn hvíti ‘the White’ (cf. Context to Sigv Lv 8). Sigvatr also composed a poem on the Norwegian pretender Tryggvi Óláfsson (Sigv Tryggfl) and is unique in having composed in dróttkvætt in praise of a woman, Óláfr Haraldsson’s widow Ástríðr Óláfsdóttir (Sigv Ást). Several of Sigvatr’s poems are more or less loosely connected sequences of stanzas rather than more formal compositions, and encompass both travelogue (Sigv Austv) and political commentary (Sigv Vestv, Sigv BervII). The latter genre is also well represented in his lausavísur, which also include some remarkably personal stanzas expressing his grief at the death of King Óláfr (Sigv Lv 22-4). Sigvatr’s status as a hǫfuðskáld ‘chief skald’ was recognised in the twelfth century (cf. Esk Geisl 12/8VII). His versatility as a poet has clearly inspired a number of anecdotes focusing on the composition of poetry, mostly of doubtful authenticity (cf. Contexts to Sigv Lv 1, 8, 11, 27; also Introduction to Ótt Hfl). Apart from two fragments preserved in SnE (Sigv Frag 1-2III), Sigvatr’s poetry is transmitted in a wide range of texts within the tradition of the kings’ sagas and is therefore edited in this volume or (in the case of the late Sigv Berv) in SkP II. For general studies of Sigvatr’s life and works, see Paasche (1917), Hollander (1940) and Petersen (1946).

Erfidrápa Óláfs helga (‘Memorial drápa for Óláfr inn helgi (S. Óláfr)’) — Sigv ErfÓlI

Judith Jesch 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Sigvatr Þórðarson, Erfidrápa Óláfs helga’ 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. 663.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28 

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, o. 1040 (AI, 257-65, BI, 239-45)

in texts: Flat, Gramm, Hkr, LaufE, MGóð, ÓH, ÓHHkr, Skm, SnE, SnEW, TGT

SkP info: I, 663

notes: ms. refs separated from first cards

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

1 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 1 [Vol. 1, 665] — Sigv ErfÓl 1I

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Tolf frák tekna elfar
tálaust viðu bála;
olli Áleifr falli
eirlaust konungr þeira;
Svía tyggja leitk seggi
sóknstríðs (firum) ríða
(bǫl vas brátt) til Heljar
(búit mest) Sigars hesti.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 1 (AI, 257; BI, 239); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 972x, Peringskiöld 1697 I, R686x; texts: ÓH 0
 
2 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 2 [Vol. 1, 666] — Sigv ErfÓl 2I

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Upplǫnd fekk til enda
óss gneista ok þar reisti
kristnihald, þats heldu
hvers verðir, sverðs beitar;
áðr stýrðu þeim eyðar
ellifu fyrr hella
mildings máls, en guldu
menn vísliga gísla.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 2 (AI, 257; BI, 239); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 761bx, Flat; texts: Flat 475
 
3 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 3 [Vol. 1, 668] — Sigv ErfÓl 3I

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Lyngs bar fiskr til fengjar
flugstyggs sonar Tryggva
gjǫlnar golli mǫlnu
(goð vildi svá) roðnar;
annan hélt á unnir
Áleifr, búinn hála,
(lǫgr þó drjúgt) enn digri
(dýrs horn) Visund sporna.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 3 (AI, 257; BI, 239); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 68, 73ax, 75c, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 532, ÓH 94(91), ÓHHkr 88
 
4 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 4 [Vol. 1, 670] — Sigv ErfÓl 4I

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Goll buðu opt þeirs ollu
úthlaupum gram kaupask
rautt, en ræsir nítti,
ríklunduðum undan;
skǫr bað hann með hjǫrvi
(her land skal svá verja)
ráns biðu rekkar sýna
refsing, firum efsa.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 4 (AI, 257-8; BI, 240); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, papp18x, Tóm; texts: Flat 574, ÓH 137(133), ÓHHkr 130
 
5 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 5 [Vol. 1, 671] — Sigv ErfÓl 5I

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Fœddi mest sás, meiddi
margdýrr konungr, varga,
hvinna ætt ok hlenna;
hann stýfði svá þýfðir;
þýðr lét þermlask bæði
þjóf hvern konungr ernan
(friðr bœttisk svá) fóta
(fylkis lands) ok handa.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 5 (AI, 258; BI, 240); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 575, ÓH 138(134), ÓHHkr 131
 
6 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 6 [Vol. 1, 672] — Sigv ErfÓl 6I

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Vissi helzt, þats hvǫssum
hundmǫrgum lét grundar
vǫrðr með vôpnum skorða
víkingum skǫr, ríkis;
mildr lét mǫrgu valdit
Magnúss faðir gagni;
fremð Áleifs kveðk frǫmðu
flestan sigr ens digra.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 6 (AI, 258; BI, 240); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 576, ÓH 139(135), ÓHHkr 132
 
7 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 7 [Vol. 1, 673] — Sigv ErfÓl 7I

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Þórð frák þat sinn herða
(þreifsk sókn) með Áleifi,
góð fóru þar, geirum
gǫrt víg, saman hjǫrtu;
stǫng bar hátt fyr Hringa
hjaldrmóðum gram bróðir
(fult vann) fagrla gylta
(framlundaðr) Ǫgmundar.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 7 (AI, 258-9; BI, 240); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 325V, 325VII, 61, 68, 73ax, 75e 4, 761bx, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 606, ÓH 152(148), ÓHHkr 145
 
8 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 8 [Vol. 1, 674] — Sigv ErfÓl 8I

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Ǫld vann Áleifr felda
(opt vann sigr) enn digri,
gekk (sóknþorinn) sœkja
synjor framm í brynju;
en, þeirs austan nenna,
(óx hildr) með gram mildum
(mart segik bert) í bjarta
blóðrǫst, Svíar, óðu.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 8 (AI, 259; BI, 241); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 325V, 325VII, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 607, ÓH 153(149), ÓHHkr 146
 
9 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 9 [Vol. 1, 676] — Sigv ErfÓl 9I

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Olmr erumk harmr, sás hilmir
hafði (golli vafðan
jǫfurr kreisti sá) austan
aflfátt (meðalkafla);
gagn fengu því þegnar
þeir at hǫlfu fleiri,
hvǫtuð tælði þat hildar,
(hvôrungi frýk) vôru.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 9 (AI, 259; BI, 241); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325VII, 61, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 608, ÓH 154(150), ÓHHkr 147
 
10 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 10 [Vol. 1, 677] — Sigv ErfÓl 10I

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Vítt vas fold und fótum
(friðbann vas þar) mǫnnum,
þá réð í bǫð bráða
brynjat folk at dynja,
þás árliga ærir
alms með bjarta hjalma
(mikill vað á stað Stiklar
stálgustr) ofan þustu.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 10 (AI, 259-60; BI, 241); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 609, ÓH 155(151), ÓHHkr 148
 
11 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 11 [Vol. 1, 678] — Sigv ErfÓl 11I

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Fór í fylking þeira
framm (iðrask nú) miðri,
snarir fundusk þar, Þrœnda
(þess verks búendr) merki.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 11 (AI, 260; BI, 241); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 610, ÓH 156(152), ÓHHkr 149
 
12 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 12 [Vol. 1, 679] — Sigv ErfÓl 12I

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Mest frák merkjum næstan
mínn dróttin framm sínum,
stǫng óð fyr gram, gingu,
(gnógr styrr vas þar) fyrri.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 12 (AI, 260; BI, 241-2); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 761bx, 972x, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 611, ÓH 157(153), ÓHHkr 150
 
13 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 13 [Vol. 1, 679] — Sigv ErfÓl 13I

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Geirs hykk grimmligt vôru
gnýreifum Áleifi
loghreytǫndum líta
lóns í hvassar sjónir;
þorðut þrœnzkir virðar,
þótti hersa dróttinn
ógurligr, í augu
ormfrôn séa hônum.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 13 (AI, 260; BI, 242); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 761bx, 972x, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 612, ÓH 158(154), ÓHHkr 151
 
14 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 14 [Vol. 1, 681] — Sigv ErfÓl 14I

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Rauð í rekka blóði
rǫnd með gumna hǫndum
dreyrugt sverð, þars dýran
drótt þjóðkonung sótti;
auk, at ísarnleiki,
Innþrœndum lét finnask,
rœkinn, gramr í reikar
rauðbrúnan hjǫr túnum.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 14 (AI, 260-1; BI, 242); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 613, ÓH 159(155), ÓHHkr 152
 
15 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 15 [Vol. 1, 682] — Sigv ErfÓl 15I

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Undr láta þat ýtar
eigi smátt, es máttit
skæ-Njǫrðungum skorðu
skýlauss rǫðull hlýja;
drjúg varð á því dœgri
(dagr náðit lit fǫgrum)
orrostu frák austan
atburð, konungs furða.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 15 (AI, 261; BI, 242); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm, W; texts: Flat 615, LaufE 94(370), ÓH 161(157), ÓHHkr 154, SnEW 4
 
16 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 16 [Vol. 1, 683] — Sigv ErfÓl 16I

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Mildr fann gǫrst, hvé galdrar,
gramr sjalfr, meginrammir
fjǫlkunnigra Finna
fullstórum barg Þóri,
þás hysendir Hundi
húna golli búnu
(slætt réð sízt at bíta)
sverði laust of herðar.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 16 (AI, 261; BI, 242-3); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 616, ÓH 162(158), ÓHHkr 155
 
17 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 17 [Vol. 1, 685] — Sigv ErfÓl 17I

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Þollr dylr saðrar snilli
seims, en þat veitk heiman,
(hverr séi) Hunds (verk stœrri)
hugstórs, es frýr Þóri,
es þvergarða þorði
Þróttr, hinns framm of sótti,
glyggs í gǫgn at hǫggva
gunnranns konungmanni.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 17 (AI, 261-2; BI, 243); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 617, ÓH 163(159), ÓHHkr 156
 
18 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 18 [Vol. 1, 686] — Sigv ErfÓl 18I

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Bjǫrn frák auk at œrnu
endr stǫllurum kendu,
hug hvé halda dugði
(hann sótti framm) dróttin;
fell í her með hollum
hann verðungar mǫnnum
(leyfðr's) at hilmis hǫfði
hróðrauðigs (sá dauði).

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 18 (AI, 261-2; BI, 243); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 619, ÓH 165(161), ÓHHkr 158
 
19 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 19 [Vol. 1, 687] — Sigv ErfÓl 19I

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Hǫrð's, síz hermenn firðu
(hlíf raufsk fyr gram) lífi,
auðn at Engla stríði
(ómjúk) konung sjúkan;
ǫr brá Áleifs fjǫrvi
ǫld, þars herr klauf skjǫldu,
folks (odda gekk fylkir
fund) en Dagr helt undan.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 19 (AI, 262; BI, 243); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 626, ÓH 173(169), ÓHHkr 162
 
20 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 20 [Vol. 1, 689] — Sigv ErfÓl 20I

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Áðr vitu eigi meiðar
ógnar skers né hersa
(þjóð réð þengils dauða)
þann styrk búandmanna,
es slíkan gram sóknum
sárelds viðir feldi
(mǫrg lá dýr í dreyra
drótt) sem Áleifr þótti.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 20 (AI, 262; BI, 243-4); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 627, ÓH 174(170), ÓHHkr 163
 
21 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 21 [Vol. 1, 689] — Sigv ErfÓl 21I

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Áleifr réð et øfra,
andprútt hǫfuð, landi
fulla vetr, áðr felli,
fimtán af því láni;
hverr hafi (hers) enn nørðra
heims enda sér kendan
(skjǫldungr helzk an skyldi
skemr) landreki in fremri.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 21 (AI, 262-3; BI, 244); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 325XI 2 n, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 635, ÓH 186(182), ÓHHkr 175
 
22 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 22 [Vol. 1, 691] — Sigv ErfÓl 22I

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Sumir trúðu á goð gumnar;
grein var liðs á miðli
- folkorrostur fylkir
framráðr tjogu háði -
frægr bað hann á hœgri
hǫnd kristit lið standa;
feðr Magnúss biðk fagna
flóttskjǫrrum goð dróttin.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 22 (AI, 263; BI, 244); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 325XI 2 n, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 636, ÓH 187(183), ÓHHkr 176
 
23 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 23 [Vol. 1, 692] — Sigv ErfÓl 23I

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Lýgk, nema Áleifr eigi
ýs sem kykvir tívar
(gœðik helzt í hróðri)
hárvǫxt (konungs ôru),
enn helzk þeim's sýn seldi
svǫrðr, es óx í Gǫrðum
(hann fekk læs) af ljósum,
(lausn) Valdamar, hausi.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 23 (AI, 263-4; BI, 244); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 39, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 637, ÓH 176(172), ÓHHkr 165
 
24 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 24 [Vol. 1, 693] — Sigv ErfÓl 24I

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Gǫrt's, þeims gótt bar hjarta,
gollit skrín of mínum
(hrósak helgi ræsis;
hann sótti goð) drótni;
ár gengr margr frá mæru
meiðr þess konungs leiði
hreins með heilar sjónir
hrings, es blindr kom þingat.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 24 (AI, 263-4; BI, 244-5); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 39, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, E, F, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 647, MGóð 21, ÓH 195(190)
 
25 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 25 [Vol. 1, 695] — Sigv ErfÓl 25I

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Oss dugir Áleifs messu
(jǫfur magnar goð) fagna
meinalaust í mínu,
Magnúss fǫður, húsi;
skyldr emk skilfings halda
skolllaust, þess's bjó golli,
helgi, handar tjǫlgur,
harmdauða, mér, rauðu.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 25 (AI, 264; BI, 245); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 39, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, E, F, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 648, MGóð 22, ÓH 196(191)
 
26 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 26 [Vol. 1, 696] — Sigv ErfÓl 26I

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Dánar drótni mínum
dœgn of sent at hendi.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 26 (AI, 264; BI, 245); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 761bx, A, W; texts: TGT 62
 
27 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 27 [Vol. 1, 696] — Sigv ErfÓl 27I

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Róms létk ok helt heima
hermóðr á fǫr góðri
Gjallar vǫnd, þanns, golli
gaf mér konungr, vafðan;
sult, þás silfri hjaltat
sverð dýrt, þats viðr þverðan
lǫgðum vápn, en vígðum,
vers ylgjar, staf fylgðum.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 27 (AI, 264-5; BI, 245); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, Tóm; texts: Flat 629, ÓH 197(192)
 
28 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 28 [Vol. 1, 697] — Sigv ErfÓl 28I

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Endr réð engla senda
Jórðánar gramr fjóra
(fors þó heims á hersi
heilagt skopt) ór lopti.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 28 (AI, 265; BI, 245-6); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 2368x, 761bx, A, R, Tx, U, W; texts: LaufE 88(365), Skm 276
 
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