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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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SnH Lv 10II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sneglu-Halli, Lausavísur 10’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 330-1.


text and translation

Þú est makligust miklu
— munar stórum þat, Þóra, —
flenna upp af enni
allt leðr Haralds reðri.

Þóra, þú est miklu makligust—þat munar stórum—flenna allt leðr reðri Haralds upp af enni.
‘Þóra, you are by far the most deserving—there is a great difference—to pull all the skin of Haraldr’s prick up from the head.

notes and context

King Haraldr tells Halli to compose some indelicate ll. to his concubine, Þóra Þorbergsdóttir, to see how much strong language she can handle.



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: Sneglu- [Grautar-] Halli, 2. Lausavísur 10: AI, 390, BI, 360, Skald I, 180, NN §§2527, 2989D; ÍF 9, 294 (Snegl ch. 10), Flat 1860-8, III, 427 (Snegl).


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