skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

ÞjóðA Sex 8II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 8’ 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. 120.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonSexstefja
789

text and translation

Ok hertoga hneykir
herfingnum lét stinga
— leyfð berk hans — ór hǫfði
haugs skundaði augu.

Ok {hneykir hertoga} lét stinga augu ór hǫfði {herfingnum skundaði haugs}; berk leyfð hans.
 
‘And the confounder of war-leaders [RULER] had the eyes stabbed out of the head of the war-captured impeller of the mound [GENEROUS RULER]; I proffer a eulogy of him [Haraldr].

notes and context

Within a discussion in Skm of heiti for rulers, the st. illustrates the point that hertogi ‘army leader’ can designate kings as well as jarls, since they lead armies into battle.

The st. seems to refer to the same incident as st. 7.

readings

sources

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 25: AI, 375, BI, 345, Skald I, 173, NN §488; SnE 1848-87, I, 514-15, II, 545, 604, SnE 1931, 180, SnE 1998, I, 100.

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Stanza/chapter/text segment

Use the buttons at the top of the page to navigate between stanzas in a poem.

Information tab

Interactive tab

The text and translation are given here, with buttons to toggle whether the text is shown in the verse order or prose word order. Clicking on indiviudal words gives dictionary links, variant readings, kennings and notes, where relevant.

Full text tab

This is the text of the edition in a similar format to how the edition appears in the printed volumes.

Chapter/text segment

This view is also used for chapters and other text segments. Not all the headings shown are relevant to such sections.