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Þstf Stuttdr 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Stuttfeldardrápa 1’ 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. 474.

Þórarinn stuttfeldrStuttfeldardrápa
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text and translation

Dreif til handa
herr framr grami
hollr hauksnjǫllum
hvaðanæva svá,
sem fyrr í fǫr
frétt hǫfðu rétt
konunga kyn
Kraka margspǫkum.

Framr, hollr herr dreif til handa hauksnjǫllum grami svá hvaðanæva, sem hǫfðu rétt frétt kyn konunga fyrr í fǫr margspǫkum Kraka.
 
‘An outstanding, loyal army gathered around the hawk-brave lord from everywhere, just as [men] have rightly heard that the kin of kings earlier [were] in the company of the very sagacious Kraki (‘Pole-ladder’) <legendary king>.

notes and context

Sigurðr prepared to set out on his journey to Palestine and men gathered around him.

[3] hauksnjǫllum ‘the hawk-brave’: See also Ólhv Hryn 7/1. — [8]: Hrólfr kraki ‘Pole-ladder’ was a legendary Dan. king (see Hrólf; SnE 1998, I, 58-9). See also ÞjóðA Sex 27.

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Skj: Þórarinn stuttfeldr, 1. Stuttfeldardrápa 1: AI, 489, BI, 461-2, Skald I, 227, NN §3107; Mork 1867, 157, Mork 1928-32, 338, Andersson and Gade 2000, 313-14, 488 (Msona); Fms 7, 75-6 (Msona ch. 2).

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