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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þjóð Lv 1I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Lausavísur 1’ 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. 64.

Þjóðólfr ór HviniLausavísur

text and translation

Hǫfðum vér í hǫfði
hǫgg at eggja leiki
með vellbrota vitrum;
vǫruma þá til margir.

Vér hǫfðum hǫgg í hǫfði at {leiki eggja} með {vitrum vellbrota}; þá vǫruma til margir.
‘We had blows on the head at the sport of edges [BATTLE] with the wise gold-breaker [GENEROUS MAN]; then we were not too many.

notes and context

Þjóðólfr responds to a complaint made by King Haraldr hárfagri (Hhárf Lv, q. v.).



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, 4. Lausavísur 1: AI, 21, BI, 19, Skald I, 12; Hkr 1777-1826, I, 104, VI, 19, Hkr 1868, 68, Hkr 1893-1901, I, 136, IV, 39, ÍF 26, 128, Hkr 1991, 79 (HHárf), F 1871, 53.


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