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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 31II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 31’ 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. 722.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Þar rann upp
allri þjóðu
mundar dagr
á mergs himin.
Skein armsól
jöfra stýris
vísa ferð
of vala grundir.

Þar rann {dagr mundar} upp á {himin mergs} allri þjóðu. {Armsól} {stýris jöfra} skein of {grundir vala} ferð vísa.
‘There the daylight of the hand [GOLD] dawned on the heaven of marrow [ARM] for all men. The arm-sun [GOLD] of the controller of princes [KING] shone above the lands of falcons [ARMS] of the leader’s company.

notes and context

As st. 30 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 35: AII, 117, BII, 125, Skald II, 67; E 1916, 625, F 1871, 534, Hák 1910-86, 605, Hák 1977-82, 145, Flat 1860-8, III, 173.


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