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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Magndr 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Drápa about Magnús lagabœtir 2’ 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. 757.

Sturla ÞórðarsonDrápa about Magnús lagabœtir

text and translation

Heilags hafið hála,
hraustr þengils sonr, fengit,
— þik reifir guð gæfu
gnótt — þjóðkonungs dóttur.
Snjallr má Eiríkr öllu
(aldýrr konungr,) stýra
(yðarr þroski gengr óskum
einart) við guð hreinan.

Hraustr sonr þengils, hafið hála fengit dóttur heilags þjóðkonungs; guð reifir þik gnótt gæfu. Snjallr Eiríkr má stýra öllu við hreinan guð; aldýrr konungr, þroski yðarr gengr einart óskum.
‘Brave son of the ruler, you have indeed received the daughter of the holy, mighty king; God grants you abundant luck. Wise Eiríkr can rule everything with the pure God; very precious king, your prosperity will proceed forever according to your wishes.

notes and context

As st. 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, 7. En drape om Magnús lagaböter 2: AII, 128, BII, 135, Skald II, 72; F 1871, 566, Hák 1977-82, 188, Flat 1860-8, III, 214.


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