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ESk Geisl 39VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Geisli 39’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 39-40.

Einarr SkúlasonGeisli
383940

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Dýrð es ágæt orðin
ǫðlings ríks af slíku;
mærð ríðr mildings Hǫrða
mest um heims byggð flesta.
Greitt má gumnum létta
guðs ríðari stríðum;
rǫskr þiggr allt, sem œskir,
Óláfr af gram sólar.

Dýrð ríks ǫðlings es orðin ágæt af slíku; mest mærð {mildings Hǫrða} ríðr um flesta byggð heims. {Guðs ríðari} má greitt létta stríðum gumnum; rǫskr Óláfr þiggr allt, sem œskir, af {gram sólar}.
 
‘The fame of the powerful nobleman has become renowned from such things; the greatest praise of the king of the Hǫrðar [= Óláfr] travels over the whole [lit. the most] dwelling of the world. 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.

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Skj: Einarr Skúlason, 6. Geisli 39: AI, 466, BI, 436-7, Skald I, 215; Flat 1860-8, I, 4, Cederschiöld 1873, 6, Chase 2005, 89, 151.

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