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Gísl Magnkv 4II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 4’ 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. 419.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
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text and translation

Átti hilmir        húsþing við sæ;
þat vas fyr innan        Ǫrvahamra.
Bjósk at brenna,        en búendr flýðu,
stórráðr konungr,        af Staði útan.

Hilmir átti húsþing við sæ; þat vas fyr innan Ǫrvahamra. Stórráðr konungr bjósk at brenna, en búendr flýðu útan af Staði.
 
‘The ruler convened an assembly by the sea; that was on the inner side of Ǫrvahamrar. The imperious king prepared to burn, and farmers fled out from Stadsbygd.

notes and context

Magnús held an assembly with his men when he arrived in Trøndelag.

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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 4: AI, 440, BI, 410, Skald I, 202; Mork 1867, 133, Mork 1928-32, 301, Andersson and Gade 2000, 288, 484 (Mberf); Fms 7, 8-9 (Mberf ch. 5); F 1871, 263 (Mberf).

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