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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, 947

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

6 — ÞGísl Búdr 6I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 6’ 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. 947.

Neytti herr handa;
hríð vas snǫrp branda;
fúst vas fár randa
til fjǫrnis landa.
Fellu fleinbǫrvar;
flugu af streng ǫrvar;
sungu hôtt hjǫrvar
við hlífar gǫrvar.

 

The troop used its hands; {the storm of blades} [BATTLE] was fierce; {the harm of shields} [SWORD] was eager for {the lands of the helmet}. [HEADS] {Spear-trees} [WARRIORS] fell; arrows flew from the bowstring; swords sang loudly against readied shields.

context: The furious battle between the Jómsvíkingar and Hákon jarl and his forces continues.

notes: The end-rhyme extends through each of the two helmingar, rather than being restricted to couplets; see Introduction.

texts: ÓT 82

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 6 (AI, 554; BI, 537);

Skald I, 261; Fms 1, 172, Fms 12, 43, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 189 (ch. 90), Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 27, 80.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 19vb, 21 - 19vb, 23 (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 16rb, 17 - 16rb, 20 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 16ra, 30 - 16ra, 33 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 26va, 1 - 26va, 4 (ÓT)  image  
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