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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kolgr Ól 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Kolgrímr litli, Poem about Óláfr helgi 1’ 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. 8.

Kolgrímr litliPoem about Óláfr helgi1

text and translation

Herstillis þarfk hylli;
hǫlf eru vǫld und Kalfi.

Þarfk hylli {herstillis}; hǫlf vǫld eru und Kalfi.
‘I need the favour of the troop-controller [KING]; half the dominion is in Kálfr’s hands.

notes and context



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: Kolgrímr lítli, Et digt om Magnus den gode: AI, 331, BI, 305, Skald I, 155; Fms 6, 35 (Mgóð ch. 20), ÍF 9, 303 (Þorgr).


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