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Blakkr Breiðdr 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Blakkr, Breiðskeggsdrápa 2’ 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. 648.

BlakkrBreiðskeggsdrápa
12

text and translation

Hafði, hér meðan lifði,
hvárttveggja Breiðskeggi:
— nús friðspillir fallinn —
fæst gótt ok dul hæsta.

Breiðskeggi hafði, meðan lifði hér, hvárttveggja: fæst gótt ok hæsta dul; nús friðspillir fallinn.
 
‘Breiðskeggi had, while he lived here, two qualities: the least goodness and the greatest conceit; now the peace-spoiler has fallen.

notes and context

As st. 1 above.

According to Sv, this helmingr was the refrain in Blakkr’s poem (ÍF 30, 176): Blakkr orti erfidrápu um Breiðskegg, ok var þetta stefit í ‘Blakkr composed a memorial poem about Breiðskeggr and this was the refrain in it’.

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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: Blakkr, 1. Breiðskeggsdrápa 2: AI, 537-8, BI, 518, Skald I, 253; ÍF 30, 177 (ch. 116), Sv 1920, 122, Flat 1860-8, II, 636, E 1916, 364, Sv 1910-86, 152.

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