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Arn Hryn 15II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa 15’ 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. 201-2.

Arnórr jarlaskáld ÞórðarsonHrynhenda, Magnússdrápa
141516

text and translation

Keppinn vannt, þats æ mun uppi,
Yggjar veðr, meðan heimrinn byggvisk;
valgammr skók í vápna rimmu
viðr Helganes blóðugt fiðri.
Yngvi, fekktu ǫll með hringum,
— jarl vissi sik foldar missa —
þjóðum kunnr, en þú tókt síðan,
þeira flaust, við sigri meira.

Vannt keppinn {veðr Yggjar}, þats mun æ uppi meðan heimrinn byggvisk; {valgammr} skók blóðugt fiðri í {rimmu vápna} viðr Helganes. Yngvi kunnr þjóðum, fekktu ǫll flaust þeira með hringum; jarl vissi sik missa foldar, en þú tókt síðan við meira sigri.
 
‘You fought, vigorous, a wind-storm of Yggr <= Óðinn> [BATTLE], which will always be extolled while the world is peopled; the corpse-vulture [RAVEN/EAGLE] ruffled his bloody plumage in the roar of weapons [BATTLE] at Helgenæs. Sovereign renowned to men, you seized all their vessels, every one; the jarl [Sveinn Úlfsson] knew he had lost land, and you gained then a greater victory.

notes and context

Sveinn Úlfsson flees from his disabled ships at Helgenæs (Helganes). 

The st. is cited from Arnórr ‘i hrynhendu’ (H), ‘i hrunhendu’ (Hr), or í Magnússdrápu (Knýtl mss).

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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: Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld, 2. Hrynhenda, Magnúsdrápa 15: AI, 336-7, BI, 309-10, Skald I, 157, NN §§816 anm. 1, 2019; Fms 6, 85 (Mgóð ch. 40), Fms 12, 137; Flat 1860-8, III, 284, Andersson and Gade 2000, 124, 470 (MH); ÍF 35, 132 (Knýtl ch. 22); Whaley 1998, 173-4.

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