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Bjbp Jóms 6I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 6’ 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. 964.

Bjarni byskup KolbeinssonJómsvíkingadrápa
567

text and translation

… vér sitja
(seima Guðr) at Jómi
(fǫgr rænir mik flaumi)
fimm hǫfðingja snemma.
Vel samir víst at telja
vinnur hreystimanna;
þar er of málmþings meiða
merkiliga at yrkja.

… vér … fimm hǫfðingja sitja snemma at Jómi; {fǫgr Guðr seima} rænir mik flaumi. Víst samir vel at telja vinnur hreystimanna; þar er at yrkja of {merkiliga meiða {málmþings}}.
 
‘We [I] … five chieftains once sat at Jómsborg; the beautiful Guðr <valkyrie> of gold [WOMAN] robs me of happiness. Certainly it is very fitting to recount the deeds of courageous men; in this case it is a matter of composing about notable poles of the weapon-assembly [BATTLE > WARRIORS].

notes and context

[8]: The line is metrically irregular: it appears that resolution does not operate in -liga, but elision operates in -a at.

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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 6: AII, 2, BII, 2, Skald II, 1; Fms 11, 164, Fms 12, 242, Jvs 1879, 106-7.

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