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Sigv ErfÓl 26I

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Erfidrápa Óláfs helga 26’ 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. 696.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonErfidrápa Óláfs helga
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text and translation

Dánar dróttni mínum
dœgn of sent at hendi.

Dœgn dánar of sent at hendi dróttni mínum.
 
‘The day of death sent towards my lord.

notes and context

The couplet is cited as an example of antitesis ‘antithesis’, in which one letter is substituted for another, here <n> for <r> in dœgn.

The couplet is syntactically incomplete, and its full sense unrecoverable.

readings

sources

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 26: AI, 264, BI, 245, Skald I, 127, NN §3069A; SnE 1848-87, II, 140-1, TGT 1884, 90, 203, TGT 1927, 65, TGT 1998, 172-3; Jón Skaptason 1983, 182, 311.

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