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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóð Har 2I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Poem about Haraldr hárfagri 2’ 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. 61.

Þjóðólfr ór HviniPoem about Haraldr hárfagri

text and translation

Nam minnigr         marga speki
af gǫmlum mǫnnum,         sás goll miðlaði.
Vas ástúðigr         ǫllu folki
Upplanda gramr         af ǫrleik sínum.

Minnigr, sás miðlaði goll, nam marga speki af gǫmlum mǫnnum. {Gramr Upplanda} vas ástúðigr ǫllu folki af ǫrleik sínum.
‘The one with a good memory who shared out gold acquired much wisdom from old men. The ruler of Opplandene [NORWEGIAN KING = Haraldr] was beloved of all the people for his munificence.

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: Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, enn hvinverski, 3. Et digt om Harald hårfagre, næppe ægte 2: AI, 20, BI, 19, Skald I, 12; Fms 10, 178, Fms 12, 224, Flat 1860-8, I, 567 (HarHárf).


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