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Ill Har 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 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. 283-4.

Illugi bryndœlaskáldPoem about Haraldr harðráði
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text and translation

Enn helt ulfa brynnir
— eiskaldi gramr beisku
mildr réð orms of eldi —
austrfǫr þaðan gǫrva.

Enn helt {brynnir ulfa} gǫrva austrfǫr þaðan; mildr gramr réð beisku eiskaldi orms of eldi.
 
‘Again the thirst-quencher of wolves [WARRIOR] embarked on a well-prepared expedition eastward; the generous ruler moved the bitter heart of the snake across the fire.

notes and context

The word eiskaldi is given as a heiti for ‘heart’.

sources

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: Illugi Bryndœlaskáld, 1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde 2: AI, 384, BI, 354, Skald 178, NN §2034; SnE 1848-64, II, 493.

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