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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þul Sverða 12III

Elena Gurevich (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Þulur, Sverða heiti 12’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 812.

Anonymous ÞulurSverða heiti

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Sverð ok gelmingr         ok samnagli,
hugró, sigrhnoð,         hjalt ok tangi,
mundriðr, hǫggstaðr         ok meðalkafli.

Sverð ok gelmingr ok samnagli, hugró, sigrhnoð, hjalt ok tangi, mundriðr, hǫggstaðr ok meðalkafli.
‘Sword and clamourer and link-rivet, clinch-plate, victory-knob, hilt and tang, hand-waver, strike-place and middle-stick.

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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 [XII], IV. l. Sverða heiti 12: AI, 665, BI, 664, Skald I, 329; SnE 1848-87, I, 568, II, 477, 560, 620, SnE 1931, 202, SnE 1998, I, 121.


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