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BjHall Kálffl 2I

Alison Finlay (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni gullbrárskáld Hallbjarnarson, Kálfsflokkr 2’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 880.

Bjarni gullbrárskáld HallbjarnarsonKálfsflokkr
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text and translation

Ǫld fekk illt ór deildum;
Erlingr vas þar finginn;
óðu blǫkk í blóði
borð fyr Útstein norðan.
Ljós es raun, at ræsir
ráðinn varð frá láði;
lǫgðusk lǫnd und Egða;
lið þeira frák meira.

Ǫld fekk illt ór deildum; Erlingr vas finginn þar; blǫkk borð óðu í blóði fyr norðan Útstein. Ljós es raun, at ræsir varð ráðinn frá láði; lǫnd lǫgðusk und Egða; frák lið þeira meira.
 
‘Men came off badly from the exchanges; Erlingr was captured there; black planks advanced through blood north of Utstein. The outcome is clear, that the ruler was deprived of his country; lands became subject to the Egðir; I heard that their host was larger.

notes and context

The stanza follows immediately from st. 1.

Stanzas 1/1-4 and 2/3-6 form a unitary stanza in Fsk.

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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: Bjarni Hallbjarnarson gullbrárskáld, Kalfsflokkr 2: AI, 394, BI, 363, Skald I, 182; Fms 5, 17-18, Fms 12, 96, ÓH 1941, I, 488 (ch. 173), Flat 1860-8, II, 311; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 410, IV, 158, ÍF 27, 321, Hkr 1991, II, 487 (ÓHHkr ch. 177); Fsk 1902-3, 176 (ch. 28), ÍF 29, 196 (ch. 33).

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