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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv ErfÓl 11I

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 11’ 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. 678.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonErfidrápa Óláfs helga

text and translation

Fór í fylking þeira
framm (iðrask nú) miðri
— snarir fundusk þar — Þrœnda
(þess verks búendr) merki.

Merki Þrœnda fór framm í miðri fylking þeira; snarir fundusk þar; búendr iðrask nú þess verks.
‘The standard of the Þrœndir advanced in the middle of their ranks; bold ones met there; the farmers now regret this deed.

notes and context

The lendir menn ‘landed men’ leading the farmers’ army encourage their troops to respond to the attack.



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, 12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 11: AI, 260, BI, 241, Skald I, 125, NN §§819B, 826; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 488, IV, 167, ÍF 27, 379, Hkr 1991, II, 529 (ÓHHkr ch. 226); ÓH 1941, I, 569 (ch. 224), Flat 1860-8, II, 354; Jón Skaptason 1983, 166.


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