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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 26VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Geisli 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 27-8.

Einarr SkúlasonGeisli

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Mál fekk maðr, þars hvílir
margfríðr jǫfurr, síðan,
áðr sás orða hlýru
afskurðr farit hafði.
Frægð ríðr fylkis Egða
folksterks af því verki;
jǫfurs snilli fremsk alla
ungs á danska tungu.

Síðan fekk maðr mál, þars margfríðr jǫfurr hvílir, sás afskurðr {hlýru orða} hafði áðr farit. Frægð {folksterks fylkis Egða} ríðr af því verki; snilli ungs jǫfurs fremsk á alla danska tungu.
‘Then a man gained speech, where the very beautiful king rests, whose cut-off piece of the ship-bow of words [TONGUE] had earlier been destroyed. The fame of the army-strong leader of the Egðir [= Óláfr] travels because of that deed; the honour of the young king is advanced in the whole Norse tongue.

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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: Einarr Skúlason, 6. Geisli 26: AI, 464, BI, 433, Skald I, 214, NN §2536; Flat 1860-8, I, 3, Cederschiöld 1873, 5, Chase 2005, 76, 144-5.


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