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ÞjóðA Sex 9II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja 9’ 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. 121-2.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonSexstefja
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text and translation

Reist eikikjǫlr austan
ǫrðigt vatn ór Gǫrðum;
Svíar tœðu þér síðan,
snjallr landreki, allir.
Gekk með golli miklu
— glygg fell ótt of tyggja —
hǫll á hléborð sollin
Haralds skeið und vef breiðum.

Eikikjǫlr reist ǫrðigt vatn austan ór Gǫrðum; allir Svíar tœðu þér síðan, snjallr landreki. Sollin skeið Haralds gekk með miklu golli, hǫll á hléborð und breiðum vef; ótt glygg fell of tyggja.
 
‘The oaken keel clove the mounting water from the east out of Russia (Garðar); all the Swedes supported you after that, valiant land-ruler. Haraldr’s waterlogged warship advanced with much gold, listing to the leeward under her broad sail; a raging storm fell upon the prince.

notes and context

Haraldr sails from Novgorod (Hólmgarðr) to Sweden, where he forms an alliance with Sveinn Úlfsson, recently defeated by Magnús góði at Helgenæs (Helganes), and through him with the Swedes.

Haraldr’s return from Russia is also commemorated in Valg Har 5-6 and Stúfr Stúfdr 4.

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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 8: AI, 370-1, BI, 341, Skald I, 172; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 100-1, IV, 213, ÍF 28, 92, Hkr 1991, 616 (HSig ch. 18), F 1871, 203, E 1916, 45; Fms 6, 173 (HSig ch. 17), Fms 12, 145.

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