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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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KormǪ Sigdr 3III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Kormákr Ǫgmundarson, Sigurðardrápa 3’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 277.

Kormákr ǪgmundarsonSigurðardrápa

text and translation

Eykr með ennidúki
jarðhltr día fjarðar
breyti, hún sás beinan
bindr; seið Yggr til Rindar.

{Jarðhltr}, sás bindr beinan hún, eykr {breyti {fjarðar día}} með ennidúki; Yggr seið til Rindar.
‘The land-recipient [RULER], who secures the straight mast, honours the arranger of the fjord of the gods [POETRY > POET] with a headband; Yggr <= Óðinn> obtained Rindr <giantess> through sorcery.

notes and context

The helmingr is cited twice in some mss of Skm (SnE), first as an example of a heiti for Óðinn. The helmingr’s second citation is meant to exemplify the term díar ‘gods’.



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: Kormákr Ǫgmundarson, 1. Sigurðardrápa 3: AI, 79, BI, 69, Skald I, 42, NN §§261, 2501B, 2511; SnE 1848-87, I, 236-7, 470, II, 304, 340, 448, 592, III, 4-5, 97, SnE 1931, 90, 166, SnE 1998, I, 9, 85.


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