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Gísl Magnkv 12II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 12’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 424-5.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
111213

text and translation

Margan hǫfðu        Magnúss liðar
bjǫrtum oddi        baugvang skorit.
Varð hertoga        hlíf at springa
kapps vel skipuð        fyr konungs darri.

Liðar Magnúss hǫfðu skorit {margan baugvang} bjǫrtum oddi. Hlíf hertoga, kapps vel skipuð, varð at springa fyr darri konungs.
 
‘Magnús’s companions had cut many a ring-meadow [SHIELD] with the bright spear-point. The shield of the army-leader, magnificently equipped, was forced to shatter by the king’s spear.

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As sts 10-11 above.

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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: Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 12: AI, 442, BI, 411, Skald I, 203; Mork 1867, 145, Mork 1928-32, 320, Andersson and Gade 2000, 301, 486 (Mberf); Fms 7, 45 (Mberf ch. 22); F 1871, 271 (Mberf).

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