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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 35II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 35’ 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. 724.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Var leiðangr,
sem logi væri,
gulli glæstr,
of grams flota,
þar er baugtungl
blíkja knáttu
yfir háreið
hvert við annat.

Leiðangr, glæstr gulli, var, sem logi væri of flota grams, þar er {baugtungl} knáttu blíkja hvert við annat yfir háreið.
‘The naval force, adorned with gold, was as if there were a flame above the fleet of the ruler where the shield-boss moons [SHIELDS] each shone against the other above the oarlock.

notes and context

As st. 34 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 39: AII, 118, BII, 126, Skald II, 68; E 1916, 631, F 1871, 538, Hák 1910-86, 617, Hák 1977-82, 150, Flat 1860-8, III, 178.


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