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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Glúmr Gráf 10I

Alison Finlay (ed.) 2012, ‘Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa 10’ 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. 260.

Glúmr GeirasonGráfeldardrápa

text and translation

Hjoggusk hvárirtveggja
heggir mækis eggja;
varð í gǫgn at ganga
geirdrótt Haraldr þeiri.

{Hvárirtveggja heggir eggja mækis} hjoggusk; Haraldr varð at ganga í gǫgn þeiri geirdrótt.
‘Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades [WARRIORS] struck the other; Haraldr had to advance against that spear-troop.

notes and context

In Fsk, these lines and st. 11/5-8 form a stanza, which is cited after the narration of the death of Haraldr in battle. 



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: Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa 10: AI, 77, BI, 67-8, Skald I, 42Fsk 1902-3, 66 (ch. 14), ÍF 29, 109 (ch. 16).


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