Russell Poole (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Nesjavísur 15’ 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. 578.
Hirð Ôleifs vann harða
hríð, en svá varðk bíða
(peitneskum feltk) páska,
Hirð Ôleifs vann harða hríð palmsunnudag, en svá varðk bíða páska; feltk peitneskum hjalmi.
‘Óláfr’s following won a hard battle on Palm Sunday, and thus I had to await Easter; I put on a Poitou-made helmet.’
In Fsk, where it is uniquely attested, st. 15 follows almost immediately after st. 13 (see Context).
Sigvatr draws attention to the fact that the fighting took place on Palm Sunday, the start of the week of preparation immediately preceding Easter (Holy Week).
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.
Hirð olafs vann harða | rið enn sva varðk biða | peitnesciom fellt ec pasca | palm sunnu dag hialme |
Hirð Olafs vann harða rið en sva varðk biða peítneskiom fellt ec pasca Palmsunnu dag hialme
Hirð Olafs vann harða rið en sva varðk biða || peítneskiom fellt ec pasca palmsunnudag hialme.
Hirð Olafs vann harða
Hirð Olafs vann har | ða.
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