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Þorkell Gíslason (ÞGísl)

12th century; volume 1; ed. Emily Lethbridge;

Búadrápa (Búdr) - 12

Þorkell (ÞGísl) is named as the poet of Búadrápa in ÓT (1958-2000, 180), but beyond that nothing is known about him and his name does not appear in Skáldatal.

Búadrápa — ÞGísl BúdrI

Emily Lethbridge and Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa’ 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. 941.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12 

Skj: Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa (AI, 553-5, BI, 536-8)

SkP info: I, 944

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

2 — ÞGísl Búdr 2I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 2’ 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. 944.

Knúði hvasst harða
(hljópu marir barða)
hregg hefils vǫllum)
á humra fjǫllum.
Blô þó hrǫnn hlýrum;
hraut af brimdýrum
— kili skaut œst alda —
unnr in sviðkalda.

 

The storm pelted very sharply on {the mountains of lobsters}; [SEA] {stallions of the stems} [SHIPS] bounded across {the plains of the clew-line}. [SEA] The dark breaker washed prows; the singeing-cold billow dashed off {the surf-animals}; [SHIPS] the raging wave impelled the keel.

context: Hearing of the vows and preparations of the Jómsvíkingar, Eiríkr jarl and his father Hákon jarl call up troops from several regions of western Norway. The Jómsvíkingar sail to Limafjǫrðr (Limfjorden) with a strong following wind.

texts: ÓT 71

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 2 (AI, 553; BI, 536); Skald I, 260; Fms 1, 165, Fms 12, 41, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 182 (ch. 88), Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 23, 76.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 19rb, 1 - 19rb, 4 (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 15rb, 10 - 15rb, 13 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 25va, 22 - 25va, 25 (ÓT)  image  
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