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ESk Ingdr 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Ingadrápa 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 562-3.

Einarr SkúlasonIngadrápa
12

text and translation

Frák við Holm at heyja
hildinga* framm gingu
(lind varð grœn) inn grána
geirþing (í tvau springa).

Frák hildinga* gingu framm við Holm inn grána at heyja {geirþing}; grœn lind varð springa í tvau.
 
‘I heard the rulers advanced near Holmengrå to hold a spear-assembly [BATTLE]; the green linden-shield had to split in two.

notes and context

Hildingr is given in Skm as a heiti for ‘ruler’.

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sources

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, 9. Ingadrápa 1: AI, 476, BI, 448, Skald I, 220; SnE 1848-87, I, 524-5, II, 343, 462, 541, 607-8, SnE 1931, 184, SnE 1998, I, 103.

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