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Þhorn Harkv 10I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 105.

Þorbjǫrn hornklofiHaraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál)
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text and translation

‘Leiddisk þá fyr Lúfu         landi at halda
hilmi inum halsdigra;         holm lét sér at skjaldi.
Slógusk und sessþiljur,         es sárir vôru;
létu upp stjǫlu stúpa;         stungu í kjǫl hǫfðum.

‘Inum halsdigra hilmi leiddisk þá at halda landi fyr Lúfu; lét holm at skjaldi sér. Slógusk und sessþiljur, es vôru sárir; létu stjǫlu stúpa upp; stungu hǫfðum í kjǫl.
 
‘‘The fat-necked prince [Kjǫtvi] grew tired then of holding the land against Lúfa (‘Shaggy-locks’) [Haraldr]; he let an islet be a shield to himself. They threw themselves under the bench-planks, those who were wounded; they let their rumps stick up; they plunged their heads into the bilge.

notes and context

As for st. 7. The Hkr prose preceding sts 7-11 portrays the flight of Haraldr’s enemies at the close of the battle of Hafrsfjǫrðr: Þá flýði Kjǫtvi konungr ok í hólma nǫkkurn, þar er vígi var mikit ‘Then Kjǫtvi went away and onto a certain islet, where there was a large stronghold’.

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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: Þórbjǫrn hornklofi, 2. Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 10: AI, 26, BI, 23, Skald I, 15, NN §3277; Hkr 1777-1826, I, 95-6, VI, 17-18, Hkr 1868, 62, Hkr 1893-1901, I, 124, IV, 35-6, ÍF 26, 117, Hkr 1991, I, 72 (HHárf ch. 18/19), F 1871, 48; Fsk 1902-3, 17 (ch. 2), ÍF 29, 86 (ch. 3); Fms 10, 191, Fms 12, 226, Flat 1860-8, I, 574 (HarHárf); Möbius 1860, 229, Jón Helgason 1946, 144, Jón Helgason 1968, 18.

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