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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gísl Magnkv 20II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 20’ 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. 430.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr

text and translation

Fylgðak frœknum,        sem framast kunnak,
Eysteins fǫður        í Atals drífu.
Opt brák hjǫrvi        með Haralds frænda
vanr vásfǫrum,        þars vega þurfti.

Fylgðak {frœknum fǫður Eysteins} í {drífu Atals}, sem framast kunnak. Opt brák, vanr vásfǫrum, hjǫrvi með {frænda Haralds}, þars þurfti vega.
‘I followed the bold father of Eysteinn [= Magnús] in Atall’s <sea-king’s> snow-storm [BATTLE] as best I could. Often I, accustomed to hard journeys, brandished the sword with Haraldr’s kinsman [= Magnús], where one needed to fight.

notes and context

As sts. 17-19 above.



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 20: AI, 444, BI, 413, Skald I, 204; Mork 1867, 150, Mork 1928-32, 328, Andersson and Gade 2000, 306, 487 (Mberf); Fms 7, 58-9 (Mberf ch. 28); F 1871, 274 (Mberf).


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