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Sigv Óldr 1I

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Óláfsdrápa 1’ 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. 614.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonÓláfsdrápa1

text and translation

Loptbyggvir, mátt leggja
lands rétt, þanns skal standask,
unnar, allra manna,
eykja, liðs á miðli.

{Lopt{byggvir {eykja unnar}}}, mátt leggja rétt lands, þanns skal standask á miðli liðs allra manna.
 
‘Inhabitant of the loft of the draught-animals of the wave [(lit. ‘loft-inhabitant of the draught-animals of the wave’) SHIPS > AFTER-DECK > SEAFARER], you are able to establish the law of the land which shall remain in force among the troop of all men.

notes and context

King Óláfr’s law-making activities are described; the farmers (bœndr) are said to have assented to his new laws.

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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, 4. En drape om kong Olaf: AI, 240, BI, 226, Skald I, 117Hkr 1893-1901, II, 82, IV, 126, ÍF 27, 73-4, Hkr 1991, I, 300 (ÓHHkr ch. 58); ÓH 1941, I, 104 (ch. 43), Flat 1860-8, II, 48Jón Skaptason 1983, 103, 246.

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