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Sturl Hrafn 16II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hrafnsmál 16’ 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. 741.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHrafnsmál
151617

text and translation

Blés of böðfúsa
bragna fjölmagnat
hregg á herbygðum
hríðar brimskíðum.
Upp rak alkeppna
öld með herskjöldu
grundar gjálfrs undit
grand at Skotlandi.

Fjölmagnat hregg blés of böðfúsa bragna á {herbygðum brimskíðum hríðar}. {Undit grand {grundar gjálfrs}} rak alkeppna öld með herskjöldu upp at Skotlandi.
 
‘The sorcery-strengthened hailstorm blew around the battle-eager men on the troop-inhabited surf-skis of the sea [SHIPS]. The twisted harm of the land of the surge [SEA > STORM] drove the very vigorous crew with war-shields towards [the shores of] Scotland.

notes and context

As st. 15 above.

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sources

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, 5. Hrafnsmál 16: AII, 123, BII, 130, Skald II, 70, NN §1359; F 1871, 576Hák 1977-82, 202, Flat 1860-8, III, 225.

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