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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, 945

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4 — ÞGísl Búdr 4I

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Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 4’ 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. 945.

Herr bar hôtt merki;
á Hamðis serki
grimmt kom él eggja;
at gekk lið seggja.
Meiddu fjǫr flotna
— flest varð hlíf brotna —
— glumðu gráir oddar —
grjót ok skotbroddar.

Herr bar merki hôtt; {grimmt él eggja} kom á {serki Hamðis}; lið seggja gekk at. Grjót ok skotbroddar meiddu fjǫr flotna; flest hlíf varð brotna; gráir oddar glumðu.

The army carried the standard high; {the terrible storm of edges} [BATTLE] hit {the shirts of Hamðir <legendary hero>} [MAIL-SHIRTS]; the troop of men attacked. Stones and missile-points injured the lives of seamen; most shields were shattered; grey points crashed.

texts: ÓT 78

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 4 (AI, 554; BI, 536-7); Skald I, 260; Fms 1, 171, Fms 12, 42, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 187 (ch. 90), Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 25, 79.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 19vb, 1 - 19vb, 3 (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 16ra, 30 - 16ra, 33 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 16ra, 2 - 16ra, 5 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 26rb - 26rb (ÓT)  image  
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