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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, 948

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

7 — ÞGísl Búdr 7I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 7’ 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. 948.

Gullu hræs haukar;
hvassir benlaukar
skýfðu liðs leggi;
lamði grjót seggi.
Gnustu gráir malmar
— gengu í sundr hjalmar —
— hauks vasat friðr fjǫllum —
í fjǫrnis stǫllum.

{Haukar hræs} gullu; {hvassir benlaukar} skýfðu leggi liðs; grjót lamði seggi. Gráir malmar gnustu í {stǫllum fjǫrnis}; hjalmar gengu í sundr; friðr vasat {fjǫllum hauks}.

{The hawks of the corpse} [RAVENS/EAGLES] screamed; {sharp wound-leeks} [SWORDS] slashed the limbs of the troop; stones beat men. Grey metal weapons crashed on {the supports of the helmet} [HEADS]; helmets burst apart; there was no peace {for the mountains of the hawk} [ARMS].

texts: ÓT 85

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 7 (AI, 554; BI, 537); Skald I, 261; Fms 1, 173-4, Fms 12, 43, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 190 (ch. 90); Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 27, 80. 

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AM 61 fol (61) 19vb, 32 - 19vb, 34 (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 16rb, 26 - 16rb, 29 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 16rb, 4 - 16rb, 7 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 26va, 16 - 26va, 19 (ÓT)  image  
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