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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjbp Jóms 24I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 24’ 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. 980.

Bjarni byskup KolbeinssonJómsvíkingadrápa

text and translation

Sigvaldi bað sína
sóknstranga vel ganga
— hann varat samr á sáttir
sveit Hákuni á móti.
Haralds arfi klauf hjálma
hildarǫrr ok skjǫldu;
framm gekk hann fyr hlífar
hart nakkvara snertu.

Sigvaldi bað sóknstranga sveit sína ganga vel á móti Hákuni; hann varat samr á sáttir. {Hildarǫrr arfi Haralds} klauf hjálma ok skjǫldu; hann gekk framm hart fyr hlífar nakkvara snertu.
‘Sigvaldi bade his attack-strong band advance strongly against Hákon; he was not willing for settlement. The battle-keen heir of Haraldr [= Sigvaldi] split helmets and shields; he pressed forward strongly before shields in a certain short attack.

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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 Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 24: AII, 5-6, BII, 6, Skald II, 4; Fms 11, 169-70, Fms 12, 244, Jvs 1879, 112-13.


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