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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arn Magndr 7II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Magnússdrápa 7’ 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, p. 216.

Arnórr jarlaskáld ÞórðarsonMagnússdrápa

text and translation

Náði siklingr síðan
snjallr ok Danmǫrk allri
— môttr óx drengja dróttins —
dýrr Nóregi at stýra.
Engr hefr annarr þengill
áðr svá gnógu láði
— bráskat bragnings þroski —
barnungr und sik þrungit.

Snjallr, dýrr siklingr náði síðan at stýra Nóregi ok allri Danmǫrk; môttr dróttins drengja óx. Engr annarr þengill hefr barnungr þrungit und sik áðr svá gnógu láði; þroski bragnings bráskat.
‘The daring, excellent prince attained then to rule Norway and the whole of Denmark; the strength of the leader of warriors grew. No other lord has, while child-young, thrust under his rule before such ample territory; the manhood of the sovereign did not fail.

notes and context

As for st. 6, which precedes st. 7 in H-Hr but follows it in Flat.



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 7: AI, 340, BI, 312-13, Skald I, 159; Fms 6, 51 (Mgóð ch. 25), Fms 12, 131-2; Flat 1860-8, III, 272-3, Andersson and Gade 2000, 112, 468 (MH); Whaley 1998, 197-8.


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