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Mark Eirdr 15II

Jayne Carroll (ed.) 2009, ‘Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa 15’ 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. 445-6.

Markús SkeggjasonEiríksdrápa
141516

text and translation

Rǫndu lauk of rekka kindir
risnumaðr, svát hver tók aðra;
hamalt — knôttu þá hlífar glymja —
hildingr fylkði liði miklu.

Risnumaðr lauk rǫndu of kindir rekka, svát hver tók aðra; hildingr fylkði miklu liði hamalt; þá knôttu hlífar glymja.
 
‘The doughty man enclosed the descendants of champions with the shield, so that each linked with the next; the prince marshalled his great troop in a wedge-shaped formation; then the shields began to resound.

notes and context

As st. 14 above. When the Wendish chieftains heard that the Dan. army was approaching, they mustered their troops. Eiríkr put to shore and marshalled his army.

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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: Markús Skeggjason, 1. Eiríksdrápa 17: AI, 447-8, BI, 417, Skald I, 206, NN §3104; 1741, 154-5, Knýtl 1919-25, 177, ÍF 35, 223 (ch. 76).

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