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Arn Hryn 12II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa 12’ 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, pp. 197-8.

Arnórr jarlaskáld ÞórðarsonHrynhenda, Magnússdrápa
111213

text and translation

Skjǫldungr, fórt of óþjóð eldi;
auðit vas þá flotnum dauða;
hæstan kynduð, hlenna þrýstir,
hyrjar ljóma sunnr at Jómi.
Hvergi þorði hallir varða
heiðit folk í virki breiðu;
buðlungr, unnuð borgarmǫnnum
bjǫrtum eldi stalldræp hjǫrtu.

Skjǫldungr, fórt eldi of óþjóð; þá vas dauða auðit flotnum; {þrýstir hlenna}, kynduð hæstan ljóma hyrjar sunnr at Jómi. Heiðit folk þorði hvergi varða hallir í breiðu virki; buðlungr, unnuð borgarmǫnnum stalldræp hjǫrtu bjǫrtum eldi.
 
‘King, you went with flame through the evil tribe; then death was fated to men; crusher of thieves [JUST RULER], you kindled a towering blaze of fire south in Wollin. The heathen host dared not at all to defend halls in the broad stronghold; royal one, you caused terror-struck hearts in the townsmen, by means of bright flame.

notes and context

In Hkr, the st. is paraphrased and then cited. In SnE, Snorri is listing poetic terms which can be applied equally to emperor, king or jarl, here mildingr ‘generous one’.

[1-4]: In SnE the helmingr is introduced, Mildingr, sem Markús kvaðMildingr, as Markús said’.

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sources

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: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld, 2. Hrynhenda, Magnúsdrápa 12: AI, 335-6, BI, 309, Skald I, 157; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 44, ÍF 28, 39-40, Hkr 1991, 582 (Mgóð ch. 24), F 1871, 181, E 1916, 22; SnE 1848-87, I, 514-15, II, 546, 605, SnE 1931, 180, SnE 1998, I, 100; Whaley 1998, 166-8.

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