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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
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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.

Mss: FskBˣ(18v), FskAˣ(75) (Fsk)

Readings: [1] Hjoggusk (‘hiuguzt’): so FskAˣ, ‘hiugiuz’ FskBˣ    [2] heggir: so FskAˣ, heggis FskBˣ    [3] gǫgn: so FskAˣ, gegn FskBˣ

Editions: Skj AI, 77, Skj BI, 67-8, Skald I, 42Fsk 1902-3, 66 (ch. 14), ÍF 29, 109 (ch. 16).

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. 

Notes:

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Fsk 1902-3 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1902-3. Fagrskinna: Nóregs kononga tal. SUGNL 30. Copenhagen: Møller.
  4. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  5. Internal references
  6. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
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