Jayne Carroll (ed.) 2009, ‘Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa 16’ 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, p. 446.
Styrjǫld óx of stilli ǫrvan;
stengr bôru framm vísa drengir;
mildingr gekk at miklum hjaldri
malmi skrýddr ok faldinn hjalmi.
Styrjǫld óx of ǫrvan stilli; drengir vísa bôru framm stengr; mildingr gekk skrýddr malmi ok faldinn hjalmi at miklum hjaldri.
Battle increased around the generous ruler; the leader’s warriors carried the standard-poles forward; the generous one advanced, dressed in metal and clad in a helmet, to the great tumult.
Mss: JÓ(154), 873ˣ(51r), 20b I(8r), 180b(30r) (Knýtl)
Readings:  stilli ǫrvan: ‘[…]’ 20b I  stengr bôru framm vísa drengir: ‘[…]’ 20b I; vísa: vísis 180b; drengir: drengi 180b  mildingr gekk at miklum: ‘[…]um’ 20b I  malmi skrýddr ok faldinn hjalmi: ‘m[…]’ 20b I
Context: As sts 14-15 above. Eiríkr had his men carry the standards forward, the battle commenced, and he himself fought at the front of his army protected by his byrnie and helmet.
Notes:  styrjǫld ‘battle’: Lit. ‘battle-age’. See also ÞjóðA Sex 7/2 and GunnLeif Merl II 51/3VIII. —  drengir ‘warriors’: See Note to st. 5/1 above. —  skrýddr malmi ‘dressed in metal’: Malmr is frequently used of weapons, and may mean ‘sword’ here (so ÍF 35).
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