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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 27II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 27’ 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. 719-20.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Né allvaldr
einu ranni
fleira valði
austr né vestr
at ölskipan
und hreinvers
hvítu ræfri.

Né valði allvaldr fleira frægðarfólk einu ranni at ölskipan austr né vestr und {hvítu ræfri {hreinvers}}.
‘Never did a mighty ruler select more splendid people to one hall for ale-drinking east or west under the white roof of the reindeer-sea [EARTH > SKY/HEAVEN].

notes and context

As st. 26 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: Sturla Þórðarson, 4. Hákonarkviða 31: AII, 116, BII, 124, Skald II, 67; F 1871, 531, Hák 1910-86, 599-600, Flat 1860-8, III, 171.


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