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Steinn Nizv 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Steinn Herdísarson, Nizarvísur 3’ 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, p. 362.

Steinn HerdísarsonNizarvísur
234

text and translation

Vann fyr móðu mynni
meinfœrt Haraldr Sveini;
varð, þvít vísi gerðit,
viðrnám, friðar biðja.
Herðu hjǫrvi gyrðir
Halland jǫfurs spjallar
(heit blés und) fyr útan
atróðr á sæ (blóði).

Haraldr vann Sveini meinfœrt fyr mynni móðu; viðrnám varð, þvít vísi gerðit biðja friðar. Spjallar jǫfurs, gyrðir hjǫrvi, herðu atróðr á sæ fyr útan Halland; heit und blés blóði.
 
‘Haraldr made access difficult for Sveinn before the river’s mouth; there was resistance, because the ruler [= Sveinn] did not beg for peace. The prince’s confidants, girded with a sword, intensified the rowing on the sea off Halland; the hot wound spurted blood.

notes and context

Haraldr sounded his trumpets and called on his men to intensify the rowing.

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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: Steinn Herdísarson, 1. Nizarvísur 3: AI, 408, BI, 377, Skald I, 187-8; ÍF 28, 148-9 (HSig ch. 63), F 1871, 228, E 1916, 74; Fms 6, 315 (HSig ch. 78).

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