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ÞjóðA Magn 11II

Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Stanzas about Magnús Óláfsson in Danaveldi 11’ 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. 98-9.

Þjóðólfr ArnórssonStanzas about Magnús Óláfsson in Danaveldi
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Bôrum jôrn at œrnu
ískǫld á lið vísa;
skjótt ríða nú skreyttar
Skônunga lokvánir.
Rauðr leikr of bœ breiðum
bráðr at óru ráði
eldr, en ernir valda
atblásendr því vási.

Bôrum ískǫld jôrn at œrnu á lið vísa; skreyttar lokvánir Skônunga ríða nú skjótt. Rauðr eldr leikr bráðr of breiðum bœ at ráði óru, en ernir atblásendr valda því vási.
 
‘We carried ice-cold irons [weapons] in good measure against the prince’s troop; the Skánungar’s fancy hopes for the outcome are now dispersing [lit. riding] swiftly. Red fire sports, hasty, over the broad settlement at our behest, and brisk inflamers bring about that trouble.

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The prose narrative mentions the burning of settlements and flight of the people before citing this st.

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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.

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Skj: Þjóðolfr Arnórsson, 4. Lausavísur 5: AI, 378, BI, 348, Skald I, 175, NN §868; Hkr 1893-1901, III, 66, IV, 204, ÍF 28, 60, Hkr 1991, 596 (Mgóð ch. 33), F 1871, 190, E 1916, 31; Fms 6, 87-8 (Mgóð ch. 40), Fms 12, 138-9.

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