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Halli XI Fl 2II

Russell Poole (ed.) 2009, ‘Halli stirði, Flokkr 2’ 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, pp. 339-40.

Halli stirðiFlokkr
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Gerðir opt fyr jǫrðu
eiðfastr Haraldr skeiðum;
Sveinn skerr ok til annars
eysund konungs fundar.
Út hefra lið lítit
lofsnjallr Dana allra,
hinn, es hvern vág sunnan,
hrafngrennir, lykr stǫfnum.

Eiðfastr Haraldr gerðir opt skeiðum fyr jǫrðu; Sveinn skerr ok eysund til fundar annars konungs. {Lofsnjallr hrafngrennir}, hinn, es lykr hvern vág sunnan stǫfnum, hefra út lítit lið allra Dana.
 
‘Oath-firm Haraldr often seals off his land with ships; Sveinn also cuts the island-sound to meet the other king. The praise-keen raven-feeder [WARRIOR = Sveinn], he who blocks every bay from the south with the prows, has no small force of all the Danes out [at sea].

notes and context

As st. 2 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: Halli stirði, Flokkr 2: AI, 401, BI, 370, Skald I, 184-5; ÍF 28, 159-60 (HSig ch. 71), F 1871, 234, E 1916, 81; Fms 6, 331 (HSig ch. 88).

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