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ESk Geisl 36VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Geisli 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 36.

Einarr SkúlasonGeisli
353637

text and translation

Hildings hefir haldin
hôtíð verit síðan
— sannspurt es þat sunnan —
snjalls of Danmǫrk alla.
Greitt má gumnum létta
guðs ríðari stríðum;
rǫskr þiggr allt sem œskir,
Óláfr af gram sólar.

Síðan hefir hôtíð snjalls hildings verit haldin of alla Danmǫrk; þat es sannspurt sunnan. {Guðs ríðari} má greitt létta stríðum gumnum; rǫskr Óláfr þiggr allt, sem œskir, af {gram sólar}.
 
‘Since then the feast of the clever warrior has been observed throughout all Denmark; that is truly learned from the south. God’s knight [SAINT = Óláfr] can easily alleviate afflictions for men; brave Óláfr gets all he desires from the king of the sun [= God].

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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 36: AI, 465, BI, 436, Skald I, 215, NN §2971; Flat 1860-8, I, 4, Cederschiöld 1873, 6, Chase 2005, 86, 150.

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