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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VIII. Sǫrlastikki (Sǫrl) - 1

not in Skj

Sǫrlastikki — Anon SǫrlVIII (Sǫrla)

Not published: do not cite (Anon SǫrlVIII (Sǫrla))


Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 4. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Sǫrlaþáttr, Sǫrlastikki (AII, 242, BII, 262); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: VIII, 788

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1 — Anon Sǫrl 1VIII (Sǫrla 1)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Sǫrla þáttr 1 (Anonymous Poems, Sǫrlastikki 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 788.

Fell inn forsnjalli
fyst, inn víglysti,
ýgr í austrvegi,
allr á Helpalla,
dauðr, um dalreyðar,
dáðkunnr, miskunnir.
Beit at brandmóti
brynstingr víkingum.

Inn forsnjalli, inn víglysti, ýgr í austrvegi, fell fyst, allr á Helpalla, dauðr, dáðkunnr, um {miskunnir {dalreyðar}}. {Brynstingr} beit víkingum at {brandmóti}.

The very brave one, the battle-eager one, fearsome in the east, fell first, lifeless onto Hel’s benches, dead, deed-renowned, during {the mercies {of the valley-char}} [SNAKE > SUMMER]. {The corslet-stabber} [SWORD] bit for vikings at {the sword-meeting} [BATTLE].

texts: Sǫrla 1, Flat 245

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 4. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Sǫrlaþáttr (AII, 242; BII, 262); Skald II, 136, NN §2596; FSN I, 397 (Sǫrla ch. 4); Flat 1860-8, I, 278 (ÓTC : Sǫrla), Flat 1944-5, I, 307(ÓTC : Sǫrla), FSGJ 1, 372 (Sǫrla ch. 4), Barwell 1976, 84-5 (Sǫrla ch. 4), 128-30.


GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 36vb, 42 - 36vb, 42 (Sǫrla)  image  image  image  
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