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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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KormǪ Sigdr 7III

Edith Marold (ed.) 2017, ‘Kormákr Ǫgmundarson, Sigurðardrápa 7’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 285.

Kormákr ǪgmundarsonSigurðardrápa

text and translation

Algildan biðk aldar
allvald of mér halda
ýs bifvangi Yngva
ungr; fór með Hroptr Gungni.

Biðk ungr {algildan allvald aldar Yngva} halda of mér {bifvangi ýs}; Hroptr fór með Gungni.
‘Being a young man I ask the excellent mighty ruler of the people of Yngvi <legendary king> [YNGLING = Haraldr gráfeldr?] to hold his quivering field of the bow [HAND] over me; Hroptr <= Óðinn> advanced with Gungnir <spear>.

notes and context

This helmingr is cited in Skm (SnE) among the examples of names for Óðinn.



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 7: AI, 80, BI, 70, Skald I, 43; SnE 1848-87, I, 242-3, II, 305, 520, III, 8, SnE 1931, 91, SnE 1998, I, 10.


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