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Ill Har 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði 3’ 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. 284.

Illugi bryndœlaskáldPoem about Haraldr harðráði
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text and translation

Opt gekk á frið Frakka
— fljótreitt at bý snótar
vasa dǫglingi duglum —
dróttinn minn fyr óttu.

Opt gekk dróttinn minn á frið Frakka fyr óttu; vasa fljótreitt duglum dǫglingi at bý snótar.
 
‘Often my lord destroyed the peace of the Normans before dawn; it was not a speedy ride for the capable ruler to the residence of the woman.

notes and context

Haraldr campaigned against the Normans.

[2-3]: The embedded cl. refers to Sigurðr’s deceptive wooing of Brynhildr. See Gríp 37-9 and Sigsk 3, 35 (NK 169-70, 206, 212-13) and SnE 1998, I, 47-8.

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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: Illugi Bryndœlaskáld, 1. Et digt om Harald hårdråde 3: AI, 384, BI, 354, Skald I, 178; Fms 6, 133 (HSig ch. 3), Flat 1860-8, III, 290, Mork 1928-32, 59, Andersson and Gade 2000, 132, 471-2 (MH).

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