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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞjóðA Run 4II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Runhent poem about Haraldr 4’ 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, p. 107.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonRunhent poem about Haraldr

text and translation

Andaðr es sá,
es of alla brá,
haukstalda konr
Haralds bróðursonr.

{Sá konr haukstalda}, es brá of alla, es andaðr, {bróðursonr Haralds}.
‘The descendant of princes [RULER = Magnús], who surpassed all, has died, the brother’s son of Haraldr [= Magnús].

notes and context

This follows sts 2 and 3. 



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: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson, 2. Runhent digt om Harald hårdråde 4: AI, 368, BI, 339, Skald I, 171, NN §§2764, 2867A; SnE 1848-1887, I, 462-3, SnE 1931, 164, SnE 1998, I, 82, 205-6.


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