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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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ÞjóðA Frag 5II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Fragments 5’ 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. 163.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonFragments

text and translation

Útan bindr við enda
elgvers glǫðuðr hersa
hreins við húfi rónum
hafs botni far gotna.

{Glǫðuðr hersa} bindr far gotna útan við enda {hreins elgvers} við botni hafs, rónum húfi.
‘The gladdener of hersar [RULER] ties up the vessel of men out at the edge of the pure elk-sea [LAND], by the inlet of the ocean, rowed by the hull.

notes and context

The st. appears earlier in the same section of Skm as Sex 3. The section begins by listing types of earth-kenning including sjár dýranna ‘sea of animals’.



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 34: AI, 376-7, BI, 346, Skald I, 174; SnE 1848-87, I, 322-3, II, 315, 528, SnE 1931, 115, SnE 1998, I, 36.


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