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Eyv Hál 5I

Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal 5’ 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. 203.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHáleygjatal
456

text and translation

Ok náreiðr
á nesi drúpir
vingameiðr,
þars víkr deilir.
Þars fjǫlkunnt
of fylkis hrør
steini merkt
Straumeyjarnes.

Ok náreiðr vingameiðr drúpir á nesi, þars deilir víkr. Þars fjǫlkunnt Straumeyjarnes merkt steini of hrør fylkis.
 
‘And the corpse-bearing swaying tree droops on the headland, where it separates the bays. There the well-known Straumeyjarnes is marked by a stone over the ruler’s body.

notes and context

See st. 4.

[8] Straumeyjarnes: The variant -eyrar- ‘spit of land’ found in J2ˣ and F in this stanza and the preceding prose is also possible. The p. n. Straumeyjarnes (in either variant) is of a common type and the locality remains unidentified (ÍF 26). While it is possible that an island off the Norwegian coast is intended (there are several with the modern name Straumøya(n)), Hkr localises the action to the Danish coast (see Context to st. 4), with corroboration from Þjóð Yt 12/4 that Jǫrundr was active in the Limfjorden area.

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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: Eyvindr Finnsson skáldaspillir, 2. Háleygjatal 7: AI, 69, BI, 61, NN §1787; Skald I, 38; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 42, IV, 13, ÍF 26, 44-5, Hkr 1991, I, 25 (Yng ch. 23), F 1871, 16; Krause 1990, 164-6.

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