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Eyv Hák 9I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál 9’ 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. 184.

Eyvindr skáldaspillir FinnssonHákonarmál
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text and translation

Sôtu þá dǫglingar         með sverð of togin,
með skarða skjǫldu         ok skotnar brynjur.
Vasa sá herr         í hugum ok átti
        til Valhallar vega.

Þá sôtu dǫglingar með sverð of togin, með skarða skjǫldu ok skotnar brynjur. Sá herr vasa í hugum ok átti vega til Valhallar.
 
‘Then kings were sitting with swords drawn, with hacked shields and pierced mail-shirt. That army was not in good spirits and was on its way to Valhǫll.

notes and context

As for st. 1.

[5-7]: Here the metre changes from málaháttr to ljóðaháttr. Emendations to put the entire stanza into ljóðaháttr were proposed by Ettmüller (1858, 26; 1861, 26). 

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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 9: AI, 66, BI, 58, Skald I, 36, NN §§1054 anm., 2425; Hkr 1893-1901, I, 220, IV, 60, ÍF 26, 194, Hkr 1991, I, 127 (HákGóð ch. 31/2), F 1871, 84; Möbius 1860, 233, Jón Helgason 1968, 27, Krause 1990, 84-6.

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