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Eyv Hál 10I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal 10’ 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. 208.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHáleygjatal
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text and translation

Ok ǫðlingr
í ǫlun Njarðar
alnar orms
ófælinn varð
lífs of lattr,
þars landrekar
Týs ôttung
í tryggð sviku.

Ok ófælinn ǫðlingr varð of lattr lífs í ǫlun {Njarðar {orms alnar}}, þars landrekar sviku {ôttung Týs} í tryggð.
 
‘And the unflinching prince was deprived of life at the ale-feast of the Njǫrðr <god> of the serpent of the forearm [ARM-RING > MAN], where rulers of the land deceived the kinsman of Týr <god> [= Sigurðr] in the truce.

notes and context

As for st. 9 in Hkr, ÓT, Fsk.

[5] of lattr lífs ‘deprived of life’: Cf. Þjóð Yt 12/3. — [7] ôttungr Týs ‘the kinsman of Týr <god> [= Sigurðr]’: The kenning echoes Þjóð Yt 14/3; and cf. Note to st. 7/7 above.

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editions and texts

Skj: Eyvindr Finnsson skáldaspillir, 2. Háleygjatal 12: AI, 70, BI, 61-2, Skald I, 38, NN §§1056, 2987A; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 236, IV, 66, ÍF 26, 208, Hkr 1991, I, 138 (HGráf ch. 6), F 1871, 89; ÓT 1958-2000, I, 54 n. (ch. 34), Flat 1860-8, I, 64; Fsk 1902-3, 56 (ch. 13), ÍF 29, 101 (ch. 14); Krause 1990, 187-91.

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