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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kolli Ingdr 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Kolli inn prúði, Ingadrápa 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, pp. 528-9.

Kolli inn prúðiIngadrápa

text and translation

Unnuð austr fyr Mynni
oddhríð, ok brátt síðan,
hilmir, fekk und hjalmi
hrafns verðar lið sverðum.
Lǫgðuð ér, en eirar
ǫrr synjaðir brynju,
— ungr varðir þú, þengill,
þitt land — saman randir.

Unnuð {oddhríð} austr fyr Mynni, ok, hilmir, brátt síðan fekk lið und hjalmi {verðar hrafns} sverðum. Ér lǫgðuð saman randir, en ǫrr synjaðir brynju eirar; þengill, ungr varðir þú land þitt.
‘You fought a point-storm [BATTLE] east by Minne, and, ruler, soon thereafter the host beneath the helmet furnished raven’s food [CORPSES] with swords. You crashed shields together and, brave, you refused mercy to the byrnie; lord, as a youth you defended your land.

notes and context

The st. describes the battle of Minne, Norway, between Ingi Haraldsson and his men and Magnús inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Sigurðarson (1137).



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: Kolli enn prúði, Ingadrápa 1: AI, 503, BI, 476, Skald I, 234, NN §§806, 969; Mork 1867, 208, Mork 1928-32, 416, Andersson and Gade 2000, 373, 491 (Sslemb); F 1871, 326 (Hsona); ÍF 28, 305 (Hsona ch. 2), E 1916, 184; Fms 7, 208-9 (Hsona ch. 2).


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