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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þhorn Harkv 4I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál) 4’ 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. 97.

Þorbjǫrn hornklofiHaraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál)

text and translation

Hreyfðisk inn hǫsfjaðri,         ok of hyrnu þerrði,
arnar eiðbróðir,         ok at andsvǫrum hugði:
‘Haraldi vér fylgðum         syni Halfdanar
ungum ynglingi         síðan ór eggi kvômum.

{Inn hǫsfjaðri eiðbróðir arnar} hreyfðisk ok þerrði of hyrnu, ok hugði at andsvǫrum: ‘Vér fylgðum Haraldi syni Halfdanar, ungum ynglingi, síðan kvômum ór eggi.
‘The grey-feathered sworn-brother of the eagle [RAVEN] gloated and wiped its bill, and gave thought to an answer: ‘We have followed Haraldr son of Hálfdan, the young king, since we emerged from the egg.

notes and context

As for st. 1.



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) 4: AI, 25, BI, 22, Skald I, 14; Fsk 1902-3, 7-8, ÍF 29, 60 (ch. 2); Möbius 1860, 228, Jón Helgason 1946, 135-6, Jón Helgason 1968, 16.


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