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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hskv Útdr 4II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa 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. 487.

Halldórr skvaldriÚtfarardrápa

text and translation

Út frák yðr, þars heitir
Alkasse, styr hvassan
folkþeysandi, fýsask
fjórða sinn at vinna.

{Folkþeysandi}, frák yðr fýsask at vinna hvassan styr fjórða sinn út, þars heitir Alkasse.
‘Battle-advancer [WARRIOR], I heard you were eager to engage in fierce fighting for the fourth time out near [the place] called Alcácer do Sal.

notes and context

Sigurðr fought a fourth battle and captured the city Alcácer do Sal.

In J2ˣ, E, 42ˣ, H and Hr, this and the next helmingr (st. 5) are given as one st.



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: Haldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa 4: AI, 486, BI, 458, Skald I, 225; ÍF 28, 243 (Msona ch. 5), F 1871, 282, E 1916, 131; Mork 1867, 161, Mork 1928-32, 344, Andersson and Gade 2000, 317, 488 (Msona); Fms 7, 80 (Msona ch. 5).


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