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Eskál Vell 4I

Edith Marold (ed.) 2012, ‘Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla 4’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 287.

Einarr skálaglamm HelgasonVellekla
345

text and translation

Ullar gengr of alla
asksǫgn, þess’s hvǫt magnar,
byrgis bǫðvar sorgar,
bergs grynnilô dverga.

{Grynnilô bergs dverga} gengr of alla asksǫgn {Ullar {sorgar {byrgis bǫðvar}}}, þess’s magnar hvǫt.
 
‘The shoal-wave of the rock of dwarfs [POEM] passes over the entire ship’s crew of the Ullr <god> of the sorrow of the fence of battle [SHIELD > SWORD > WARRIOR = Hákon], who increases boldness.

notes and context

See Context to st. 1.

Ms. 744ˣ, a copy of B by Jón Ólafsson, has been used selectively here and in sts 5, 35 and 37 to supply readings (whether these match or differ from the main text) where B is not legible.

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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 Helgason skálaglamm, 3. Vellekla 2: AI, 122, BI, 117, Skald I, 66, NN §390; SnE 1848-87, I, 246-7, II, 306, 521, SnE 1931, 92, SnE 1998, I, 12.

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