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Ótt Hfl 10I

Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Óttarr svarti, Hǫfuðlausn 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 753.

Óttarr svartiHǫfuðlausn
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text and translation

Atgǫngu vannt, yngvi,
ætt siklinga mikla;
blíðr hilmir, rautt breiða
borg Kantara of morgin.
Lék við rǫnn af ríki
— rétt, bragna konr, gagni —
(aldar, frák, at aldri)
eldr ok reykr (of beldir).

Yngvi, vannt ætt siklinga mikla atgǫngu; blíðr hilmir, rautt breiða Kantaraborg of morgin. Eldr ok reykr lék við rǫnn af ríki; {konr bragna}, rétt gagni; frák, at of beldir aldri aldar.
 
‘King, you made a great attack on the race of princes; gracious ruler, you reddened broad Canterbury in the morning. Fire and smoke played against the houses mightily; kinsman of chieftains [RULER], you gained victory; I heard that you harmed the life of people.

notes and context

Óláfr and his army sack Kantarabyrgi (Canterbury).

For the battle at Canterbury, see also Sigv Víkv 8.

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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: Óttarr svarti, 2. Hǫfuðlausn 10: AI, 293, BI, 270, Skald I, 138, NN §2218C; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 21, IV, 110-11, ÍF 27, 20 (ÓHHkr ch. 15); ÓH 1941, I, 46 (ch. 24), Flat 1860-8, II, 20.

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