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Steinn Óldr 10II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Steinn Herdísarson, Óláfsdrápa 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, p. 376.

Steinn HerdísarsonÓláfsdrápa
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text and translation

Gengu danskir drengir
(dynr varð gǫrr) með brynjur
útanborðs til jarðar
(úrigs malms) ok hjalma.
Sukku sárir rekkar
sunnan hafs til grunna;
hár varp hausum þeira
hranngarðr á þrǫm jarðar.

Danskir drengir gengu útanborðs til jarðar með brynjur ok hjalma; {dynr úrigs malms} varð gǫrr. Sárir rekkar sukku til grunna sunnan hafs; {hár hranngarðr} varp hausum þeira á þrǫm jarðar.
 
‘Danish warriors went overboard [and sank] to the bottom with byrnies and helmets; the din of wet metal [BATTLE] was over. Wounded champions sank to the shallows south of the sea; the high wave-enclosure [SEA] threw their skulls onto the edge of the earth.

notes and context

As sts 7-9 above. H-Hr creates a new prose environment from the content of the st.

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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 9: AI, 411, BI, 380-1, Skald I, 189; Mork 1867, 124, Mork 1928-32, 288, Andersson and Gade 2000, 279, 483 (Ólkyrr); Fms 6, 436 (Ólkyrr ch. 1).

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