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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Geisl 5VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Geisli 5’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 11.

Einarr SkúlasonGeisli

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Sonr sté upp með ynði
auðar mildr frá hauðri,
jǫfra beztr, til œztrar
alls ráðanda hallar.
Lofaðr sitr englum efri
— ǫðlinga hnígr þingat
dǫglings hirð — á dýrðar
dagbóls konungr stóli.

{Sonr {alls ráðanda} mildr auðar}, beztr jǫfra, sté upp með ynði frá hauðri til œztrar hallar. {Lofaðr konungr {dagbóls}} sitr efri englum á stóli dýrðar; {hirð {dǫglings ǫðlinga}} hnígr þingat.
‘The son of the ruler of all [= God], generous with riches [= Christ], the best of princes, ascended with joy from earth to the highest hall. The praised king of the day-home [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] sits above the angels on the throne of majesty; the cohort of the prince of princes [= God > THE BLESSED] bows down to him [lit. to there, to 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: Einarr Skúlason, 6. Geisli 5: AI, 460, BI, 428, Skald I, 211; Flat 1860-8, I, 1, Cederschiöld 1873, 1, Chase 2005, 55, 129-30.


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