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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 12II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 12’ 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. 708-9.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Ok ófár
austr með landi
snekkju brandr
svífa knátti
gulli glæstr
und göfugmenni;
varat auðligr
allvalds floti.

Ok ófár brandr snekkju knátti svífa und göfugmenni austr með landi, glæstr gulli; floti allvalds varat auðligr.
‘And not a few prows of warships rocked beneath the nobleman east along the coast, adorned with gold; the fleet of the mighty ruler was not paltry.

notes and context

As st. 11 above.

[7-8]: The ll. are missing in E and have been supplied from the majority readings.



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: Sturla Þórðarson, 4. Hákonarkviða 15: AII, 112, BII, 121, Skald II, 65; E 1916, 598, F 1871, 511, Hák 1910-86, 547, Hák 1977-82, 121, Flat 1860-8, III, 145.


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