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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Kolli Ingdr 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Kolli inn prúði, Ingadrápa 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. 529-30.

Kolli inn prúðiIngadrápa

text and translation

Fyrr lá hans, an harri
hringmildr þaðan vildi,
verðung ǫll á velli.
Vígfimr konungr himni.
Sundr klauf siklingr Þrœnda
sóknfúss of Magnúsi
(þér fekksk hǫlfu hæri)
herskriptr (jǫfurr, giptu).

Ǫll verðung hans lá á velli, fyrr an {hringmildr harri} vildi þaðan. …Vígfimr konungr himni…. {Sóknfúss siklingr Þrœnda} klauf sundr herskriptr of Magnúsi; jǫfurr, fekksk þér hǫlfu hæri giptu.
‘His entire host lay on the field before the ring-generous lord [= Magnús] would retreat. …The battle-skilled king heaven…. The war-eager ruler of the Þrœndir [NORWEGIAN KING = Ingi] cleft asunder the painted shields around Magnús; prince, you were given twice as much luck.

notes and context

As st. 1 above.

[5-8]: The F variant of the second helmingr can be rendered as follows: Sóknfúss siklingr Þrœnda klauf sundr herskriptr; jǫfurr, hǫlfu hæri gipta an Magnúsi fekksk þér ‘the war-eager ruler of the Þrœndir cleft asunder the painted shields; prince, twice as much luck as [was given to] Magnús was given to you.’ The verb fásk ‘be given’ can be construed with nom. and dat. (gipta fekksk þér ‘luck was given to you’; so F) or impersonally with dat. of person and gen. of the object (fekksk þér giptu ‘you were given luck’; so Mork).



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 2: AI, 503, BI, 476, Skald I, 234; Mork 1867, 208, Mork 1928-32, 416, Andersson and Gade 2000, 373-4, 491 (Sslemb); F 1871, 326 (Hsona); ÍF 28, 305 (Hsona ch. 2), E 1916, 184; Fms 7, 209 (Hsona ch. 2).


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