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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 5II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 5’ 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. 703.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Sá hverr maðr,
at höfuðskepnur
fylkis tígn
fagna vildu
gjálfri kringðum
á vindkers
víðum botni.

Hverr maðr sá, at höfuðskepnur vildu fagna tígn göfugláts fylkis á {víðum botni {vindkers}}, kringðum gjálfri.
‘Every man saw that the chief elements wished to welcome the dignity of the splendid ruler on the wide bottom of the wind-vessel [SKY/HEAVEN > EARTH], encircled by the surge.

notes and context

As st. 4 above.

[7-8]: The ll. echo Egill Arkv 18/7-8V.



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 6: AII, 110, BII, 119, Skald II, 64; E 1916, 490, F 1871, 405, Hák 1910-86, 322, Hák 1977-82, 21, Flat 1860-8, III, 23.


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