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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞjóðA Magnfl 13II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Magnússflokkr 13’ 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, pp. 80-1.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonMagnússflokkr

text and translation

Áðr svanfoldar seldi
sólrýrandi inn dýri
— jarls lá ferð á ferli —
fjǫrgrið stǫfum hjǫrva.

Áðr {{{inn dýri svanfoldar} sól}rýrandi} seldi fjǫrgrið {stǫfum hjǫrva}; ferð jarls lá á ferli.
‘Before the excellent diminisher of the sun of the swan-land [(lit. ‘sun-diminisher of the swan-land’) SEA > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] granted life-truce to the staves of swords [WARRIORS]; the jarl’s troop were on the move.

notes and context

This follows st. 12 without interruption.

Like st. 12, this is lacking from the narrative in H.



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, 1. Magnúsflokkr 13: AI, 364, BI, 335, Skald I, 169; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 56, IV, 197, ÍF 28, 50-1, Hkr 1991, 589 (Mgóð ch. 30), F 1871, 186, E 1916, 28; Fms 6, 78 n. (Mgóð ch. 38), Fms 12, 135.


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