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Steinn Óldr 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa 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. 370.

Steinn HerdísarsonÓláfsdrápa
234

text and translation

Fellu vítt of vǫllu
— vargr náði þar bjargask —
benja regn, en bragna
blóð víkingar óðu.

{Regn benja} fellu vítt of vǫllu, en víkingar óðu blóð bragna; vargr náði bjargask þar.
 
‘Rain-showers of wounds [BLOOD] fell far and wide on the fields, and vikings waded through warriors’ blood; the wolf could sustain itself there.

notes and context

As sts 1-2 above.

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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, 3. Óláfsdrápa 3: AI, 410, BI, 379, Skald I, 188; Mork 1867, 114, Mork 1928-32, 269, Andersson and Gade 2000, 266, 481 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 391 (MH); Fms 6, 407 (HSig ch. 115).

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