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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Steinn Óldr 15II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa 15’ 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. 380.

Steinn HerdísarsonÓláfsdrápa

text and translation

Hilmir gefr ok hjalma,
(hirð) svát enskis virðir,
(konungs prýða þau klæði)
kynstórr firum brynjur.
Dyggr lætr þungar þiggja
þengill af sér drengi
— vás launar svá vísi
verðung — Hôars gerðar.

Kynstórr hilmir gefr firum brynjur ok hjalma, svát virðir enskis; þau klæði prýða hirð konungs. Dyggr þengill lætr drengi þiggja af sér {þungar gerðar Hôars}; svá launar vísi verðung vás.
‘The highborn ruler gives men byrnies and helmets without holding back; those clothes adorn the king’s retinue. The loyal lord lets his warriors receive from him the heavy garments of Hárr <= Óðinn> [BYRNIES]; thus the leader repays his troop for hardship.

notes and context

As sts 13-14 above.



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, 3. Óláfsdrápa 16: AI, 413, BI, 382, Skald I, 190; Mork 1867, 130, Mork 1928-32, 296, Andersson and Gade 2000, 284-5, 483 (Ólkyrr); Fms 6, 447-8 (Ólkyrr ch. 7); F 1871, 261 (Ólkyrr).


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