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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 13VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Geisli 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 18.

Einarr SkúlasonGeisli

text and translation

Móðr vann margar dáðir
munnrjóðr Hugins gunna;
satt vas, at siklingr bœtti
sín mein guði einum.
Leyndi lofðungr Þrœnda
liðgegn snara þegna
— fár gramr hefir fremri
fœzk — hôleitri gœzku.

{Móðr munnrjóðr Hugins} vann margar dáðir gunna; satt vas, at siklingr bœtti sín mein guði einum. {Liðgegn lofðungr Þrœnda} leyndi hôleitri gœzku snara þegna; fár gramr hefir fœzk fremri.
‘The brave mouth-reddener of Huginn <raven> [WARRIOR] accomplished many deeds of battles; it was true that the king made atonement for his wrongdoing to God alone. The prince of the Þrœndir, fair with men [= Óláfr], concealed sublime goodness from able thanes; not many a king has been born more distinguished.

notes and context

In Bb st. 14 precedes 13.



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: Einarr Skúlason, 6. Geisli 13: AI, 461, BI, 430, Skald I, 212; Flat 1860-8, I, 2, Cederschiöld 1873, 2, Chase 2005, 63, 135-6.


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