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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Run 10II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Runhenda 10’ 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. 558-9.

Einarr SkúlasonRunhenda

text and translation

Skark súðum sund
fyr sunnan Hrund;
mín prýddisk mund
við mildings fund.

Skark sund súðum fyr sunnan Hrund; mund mín prýddisk við fund mildings.
‘I cut the sea with ship-sides south of Runde; my hand was adorned at the meeting with the munificent one.

notes and context

Sund is given in Skm as a heiti for ‘sea’.



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, 7. Runhenda 10: AI, 475, BI, 447, Skald I, 220; SnE 1848-87, I, 504-5, II, 453, 536, 601, SnE 1931, 177, SnE 1998, I, 97.


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