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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ólhv Hryn 7II

Lauren Goetting (ed.) 2009, ‘Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda 7’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 664.

Óláfr hvítaskáld ÞórðarsonHrynhenda

text and translation

Hauksnjallr tók þá hersa stillir
hæra nafn en mundang væri;
Þrœndir efldu þengil reyndan;
þungr magnaðisk agi bragna.

{Hauksnjallr stillir hersa} tók þá hæra nafn en mundang væri; Þrœndir efldu reyndan þengil; þungr agi bragna magnaðisk.
‘The hawk-brave ruler of hersar [= Skúli] then took a higher title than was fitting; the Þrœndir supported the tried prince; the heavy turmoil of the people increased.

notes and context

As st. 6 above.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Óláfr Þórðarson hvítaskáld, 2. Et hrynhent digt 7: AII, 95, BII, 106, Skald II, 57; E 1916, 578, F 1871, 495, Hák 1910-86, 508, Hák 1977-82, 104, Flat 1860-8, III, 125.


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