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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞjóðA Sex 26II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 26’ 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. 139-40.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonSexstefja

text and translation

Mǫrk lét veitt fyr verka
vekjandi mér snekkju
(hann lætr hylli sinnar)
hjaldrs (tilgørðir valda).

{Vekjandi hjaldrs snekkju} lét mér veitt mǫrk fyr verka; hann lætr tilgørðir valda hylli sinnar.
‘The rouser of the warship’s battle [WARRIOR] had me presented with a mark for my poetry; he lets deserving actions determine his favour.

notes and context

The st. is quoted in the same context as st. 24 above. Haraldr’s greed for power and prosperity, as well as his generosity to friends, is remembered.



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 26: AI, 375, BI, 345, Skald I, 174, NN §§1021, 1138; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 220, IV, 242, ÍF 28, 199-200, Hkr 1991, 691 (HSig ch. 99), F 1871, 253, E 1916, 102; Fms 6, 430 (HSig ch. 124), Fms 12, 168.


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