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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arn Magndr 3II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Magnússdrápa 3’ 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. 211-12.

Arnórr jarlaskáld ÞórðarsonMagnússdrápa

text and translation

Gekk á Svíþjóð søkkvi
Sveins, es fremð vann eina;
fýstisk Ôleifs austan
afkart sonar hjarta.
Nôtt beið ok dag dróttins
dygg ferð Jaðarbyggva;
fýst bað gram* í geystu
gífrs veðri sér hlífa.

{Søkkvi Sveins}, es vann fremð eina, gekk á Svíþjóð; afkart hjarta {sonar Ôleifs} fýstisk austan. Dygg ferð Jaðarbyggva beið dróttins nôtt ok dag; fýst í {geystu veðri gífrs} bað gram* hlífa sér.
‘The queller of Sveinn [= Magnús], who performed nothing but triumph, marched into Sweden; the prodigious heart of the son of Óláfr [= Magnús] was urging from the east. The worthy host of the people of Jæren awaited their liege night and day; urgently, in [their] troubled gale of the troll-woman [MIND], they begged the prince to protect them.

notes and context

Cf. sts 1 and 2. Continuing his journey westwards, Magnús goes ashore and prepares to take the overland route north into Norway.



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, 3. Magnúsdrápa 3: AI, 338-9, BI, 311-12, Skald I, 158, NN §2020; Fms 6, 22-3 (Mgóð ch. 10), Fms 12, 126; Whaley 1998, 187-9.


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