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Gísl Magnkv 19II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 19’ 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, p. 429.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
181920

text and translation

Hol merki blés,        en Huginn gladdisk
fránn, of hǫfði        feðr Sigurðar.
Þann sák fylki        með frama mestum
snǫrpu sverði        til sigrs vega.

Hol merki blés of hǫfði {feðr Sigurðar}, en fránn Huginn gladdisk. Sák þann fylki vega til sigrs snǫrpu sverði með mestum frama.
 
‘The billowing banners blew above the head of Sigurðr’s father [= Magnús] and gleaming Huginn <raven> rejoiced. I saw that leader fighting for victory with the sharp sword with the greatest glory.

notes and context

As sts. 17-19 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 19: AI, 443, BI, 413, Skald I, 204, NN §2534; Mork 1867, 150, Mork 1928-32, 327, Andersson and Gade 2000, 306, 487 (Mberf); Fms 7, 58 (Mberf ch. 28); F 1871, 274 (Mberf).

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