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Eyv Hák 7I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál 7’ 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. 182.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHákonarmál
678

text and translation

Brunnu benjeldar         í blóðgum undum;
lutu langbarðar         at lýða fjǫrvi.
Svarraði sárgymir         á sverða nesi;
fell flóð fleina         í fjǫru Storðar.

{Benjeldar} brunnu í blóðgum undum; langbarðar lutu at fjǫrvi lýða. {Sárgymir} svarraði á {nesi sverða}; {flóð fleina} fell í fjǫru Storðar.
 
‘Wound-fires [SWORDS] burned in bloody wounds; swords swung down on men’s lives. The wound-sea [BLOOD] roared on the headland of swords [SHIELD]; the flood of barbs [BLOOD] fell on the shore of Stord.

notes and context

In Hkr, as for st. 1. In Fsk, as for st. 5.

F, J1ˣ and J2ˣ cite only l. 1. 

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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, 1. Hákonarmál 7: AI, 65, BI, 58, Skald I, 36, NN §2424; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 219, IV, 59, ÍF 26, 194, Hkr 1991, I, 126 (HákGóð ch. 31/32), F 1871, 84; Fsk 1902-3, 42 (ch. 12), ÍF 29, 89 (ch. 13); Möbius 1860, 233, Jón Helgason 1968, 26, Krause 1990, 76-9.

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