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ÞjóðA Sex 30II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 30’ 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. 145-6.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonSexstefja
293031

text and translation

Geirs oddum lætr greddir
grunn hvert stika sunnar
hirð, þats hann skal varða,
hrægamms ara sævar.

{Greddir {hrægamms {sævar ara}}} lætr hirð stika sunnar oddum geirs hvert grunn, þats hann skal varða.
 
‘The feeder of the corpse-vulture of the sea of the eagle [BLOOD > RAVEN > WARRIOR] has his retinue barricade with spear points, further south, every shallow [lit. ‘each shallow’] that he has to defend.

notes and context

See Context to st. 29. 

The placing of these ll. in Sex is extremely uncertain: see Context to st. 29 and Introduction to Sex.

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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 30/5-8: AI, 376, BI, 346, Skald I, 174, NN §864; SnE 1848-87, I, 488-9, II, 353, 456, 543, 596, SnE 1931, 172, SnE 1998, I, 90-1.

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