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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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StarkSt Vík 19VIII (Gautr 27)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Gautreks saga 27 (Starkaðr gamli Stórvirksson, Víkarsbálkr 19)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 272.

Starkaðr gamli StórvirkssonVíkarsbálkr

text and translation

Var sínkgjarn         sagðr af gulli
Neri jarl,         nýtr í ráðum,
Víkars sonr         vanr í sóknum;
sá réð einn         Upplendingum.

Neri jarl var sagðr sínkgjarn af gulli, nýtr í ráðum, sonr Víkars vanr í sóknum; sá réð einn Upplendingum.
‘Jarl Neri was said to be covetous of gold, capable in counsels, Víkarr’s son, accustomed to fight; he ruled alone over the Upplendingar.

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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: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 13. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Gautrekssaga α 3: AII, 329, BII, 349, Skald II, 188; FSN 3, 26, Gautr 1900, 23, FSGJ 4, 23; Edd. Min. 41.


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