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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ESk Run 9II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Runhenda 9’ 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. 557-8.

Einarr SkúlasonRunhenda

text and translation

Rauð siklingr sverð
— sleit gylðis ferð
prútt Parta lík —
í Pílavík.
Vann vísi allt
fyr vestan salt
— brandr gall við brún —
brennt Langatún.

Siklingr rauð sverð í Pílavík; {ferð gylðis} sleit prútt lík Parta. Vísi vann brennt allt Langatún fyr vestan salt; brandr gall við brún.
‘The prince reddened the sword in Pílavík; the company of the wolf [WOLVES] tore the splendid corpses of the Partar. The leader burned all Langatún west of the sea; the sword rang against the brow.

notes and context

As sts 5-8 above.



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 9: AI, 474-5, BI, 447, Skald I, 220, NN §954; Mork 1867, 226, Mork 1928-32, 445, Andersson and Gade 2000, 392, 495 (Hsona); ÍF 28, 329 (Hsona ch. 20), F 1871, 340, E 1916, 199; Fms 7, 237 (Hsona ch. 20).


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