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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjbp Jóms 9I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 9’ 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. 967.

Bjarni byskup KolbeinssonJómsvíkingadrápa

text and translation

Sigvaldi hét seggja
snarfengra hǫfðingi,
ok réð þar fyr þegnum
Þorkell liði snjǫllu.
Búi var at hverjum hjaldri
harðráðr með Sigurði;
frágum, Vagn at væri
víst ofrhugi inn mesti.

Hǫfðingi snarfengra seggja hét Sigvaldi, ok Þorkell réð þar fyr þegnum, snjǫllu liði. Búi var harðráðr at hverjum hjaldri með Sigurði; frágum, at Vagn væri víst inn mesti ofrhugi.
‘The leader of the swift-acting men was called Sigvaldi, and Þorkell there commanded the men, the valiant troop. Búi was hard-ruling in every fight together with Sigurðr; we have heard that Vagn was certainly the most daring man.

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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 9: AII, 3, BII, 2-3, Skald II, 2, NN §2162; Fms 11, 165, Fms 12, 242, Jvs 1879, 106-7.


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