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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 32II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 32’ 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. 722-3.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Þar sjóðmjöll
svífa knátti
bauga brjóts
af boga fjöllum
harða hrein
hári þjóðu
of gaglfárs

Þar knátti {harða hrein sjóðmjöll} svífa af {fjöllum boga} {brjóts bauga} of {geigurandra {gaglfárs}} hári þjóðu.
‘There the very pure purse-snow [SILVER] drifted from the bow’s mountains [ARMS] of the breaker of rings [GENEROUS MAN] across the swinging skis of the gosling-danger [HAWK > ARMS] of noble people.

notes and context

As sts 30-1 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 36: AII, 117-18, BII, 125, Skald II, 67; E 1916, 625, F 1871, 534, Hák 1910-86, 605-6, Hák 1977-82, 145, Flat 1860-8, III, 173.


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