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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ekúl Frag 1III

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Eilífr kúlnasveinn, Fragment 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 134.

Eilífr kúlnasveinnFragment1

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Bôru (mæt) á móti
malmþings viðir palma
(sveit hrauð) seggja bœti
(sorg), 's hann kom til borgar;
svá laðar siklingr skýja
síns hjarta til, bjartir
þeirs fyrða gram fœra
fǫgr verk með trú sterkri.


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: Eilífr kúlnasveinn, 1. Kristsdrápa(?), el. brudstykker af digte(?). 5(?): AI, 572-3, BI, 566, Skald I, 274, NN §1215; SnE 1848-87, II, 214-15, III, 158, FoGT 1884, 131-2, 264-5, FoGT 2004, 41, 68, 113-15, FoGT 2014, 20-21, 89-90.


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