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Þfisk Lv 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þorgils fiskimaðr, Lausavísur 1’ 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. 333-4.

Þorgils fiskimaðrLausavísur
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text and translation

Ófúsa drók ýsu;
áttak fang við lǫngu;
vannk of hǫfði hennar
hlǫmm; vas þat fyr skǫmmu.
Þó mank hitt, es hrotta
hafðak gulli vafðan;
dúðum dǫrr í blóði,
drengr; vas þat fyr lengra.

Drók ófúsa ýsu; áttak fang við lǫngu; vannk hlǫmm of hǫfði hennar; þat vas fyr skǫmmu. Þó mank hitt, es hafðak gulli vafðan hrotta; dúðum dǫrr í blóði, drengr; þat vas fyr lengra.
 
‘I pulled up the reluctant haddock; I wrestled with the ling; I exulted above its head; that was recently. Yet I recall when I owned the gold-wrapped sword; we shook spears in blood, warrior; that was longer ago.

notes and context

See Introduction above.

[5-8]: The second helmingr refers to Þorgils’s participation in the battle of Stiklestad.

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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: Þórgils fiskimaðr, Lausavísur 1: AI, 400, BI, 369, Skald I, 184; Mork 1867, 101, Mork 1928-32, 247, Andersson and Gade 2000, 252-3, 479 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 377 (MH); Fms 6, 385 (HSig ch. 108); F 1871, 255 (HSig).

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