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ÞjóðA Sex 19II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 19’ 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. 133.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonSexstefja
181920

text and translation

Nús of verk, þaus vísi,
vandmælt, svát af standisk,
auðan plóg at eiga
Upplendingum kenndi.
Sér hefr svá langs tírar
svinns, at æ mun vinnask,
þríu missari þessi
þengils hǫfuð fengit.

Nús vandmælt, svát af standisk, of verk, þaus vísi kenndi Upplendingum at eiga auðan plóg. Hǫfuð svinns þengils hefr fengit sér svá langs tírar þessi þríu missari, at æ mun vinnask.
 
‘Now it is difficult to speak, so that it is adequate, of the deeds by which the prince taught the Upplendingar to own a barren plough. The head of the prudent lord has won itself such enduring glory these three seasons that it will last for ever.

notes and context

Haraldr’s strife with the people of Opplandene (Upplendingar) lasted for the three half-years after his peace with Sveinn Úlfsson.

readings

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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, 3. Sexstefja 18: AI, 373, BI, 343, Skald I, 173; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 184-5, IV, 235-6, ÍF 28, 167-8, Hkr 1991, 670 (HSig ch. 74), F 1871, 238, E 1916, 85; Fms 6, 341 (HSig ch. 91).

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