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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hskv Útdr 8II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa 8’ 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. 489-90.

Halldórr skvaldriÚtfarardrápa

text and translation

Náði folk, þats flýði
ferð skundila undan,
— illr varð hreimr í helli —
heiðit konungr meiða.
Lífs bautt enn, þás unnuð,
aftíg, gamalt vígi,
— kvǫl beið ǫld í eldi
ósæl — djǫfuls þrælum.

Konungr náði meiða heiðit folk, þats flýði skundila undan ferð; illr hreimr varð í helli. Enn bautt þrælum djǫfuls {aftíg lífs}, þás unnuð gamalt vígi; ósæl ǫld beið kvǫl í eldi.
‘The king destroyed the heathen people who fled hastily away from the company; there was horrible clamour in the cavern. Again you offered the devil’s slaves deprivation of life [DEATH] when you captured the old stronghold; the unlucky crowd suffered torment in the fire.

notes and context

As st. 7 above.



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 8: AI, 487, BI, 459, Skald I, 226; Mork 1867, 162, Mork 1928-32, 347, Andersson and Gade 2000, 319, 488-9 (Msona); Fms 7, 84 (Msona ch. 6).


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