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Sigv Austv 10I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Austrfararvísur 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. 597.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonAustrfararvísur
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text and translation

Snjalls létum skip skolla
skjǫldungs við ey tjǫlduð
fyr ágætu úti
ǫndvert sumar landi.
Enn í haust, es hestar
hagþorns á mó sporna
(ték ýmissar) Ekkils,
(íðir) hlýtk at ríða.

Létum skip snjalls skjǫldungs skolla tjǫlduð ǫndvert sumar úti við ey fyr ágætu landi. Enn hlýtk at ríða í haust, es {hestar Ekkils} sporna á {mó hagþorns}; ték ýmissar íðir.
 
‘We let the ship of the valiant monarch [Óláfr] skulk with its awnings up at the beginning of summer out by an island opposite some excellent country. But it is my lot to ride in autumn, when the horses of Ekkill <sea-king> [SHIPS] tread on the hawthorn’s moor [LAND]; I report various doings.

notes and context

As for st. 9.

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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: Sigvatr Þórðarson, 3. Austrfararvísur 10: AI, 236, BI, 222-3, Skald I, 116, NN §628; Fms 4, 136, Fms 12, 82, ÓH 1941, I, 135 (ch. 53), Flat 1860-8, II, 58; Hkr 1777-1826, II, 82, VI, 81, Hkr 1868, 274 (ÓHHkr ch. 70), Hkr 1893-1901, II, 113, ÍF 27, 93, Hkr 1991, I, 315 (ÓHHkr ch. 71); Ternström 1871, 8-11, 40, Jón Skaptason 1983, 91, 241.

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