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Þstf Stuttdr 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Stuttfeldardrápa 2’ 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. 474-5.

Þórarinn stuttfeldrStuttfeldardrápa
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text and translation

Svá kom fylkis
framt lið saman
margspaks mikit
mildingi vilt,
at skip við skǫp
skarfǫgr of lǫg
hreins goðs heðan
hnigu sex tigir.

Svá mikit framt lið margspaks fylkis, vilt mildingi, kom saman, at sex tigir skip, skarfǫgr, hnigu of lǫg heðan við skǫp hreins goðs.
 
‘Such a large outstanding troop of the very sagacious leader, dear to the generous one [= Sigurðr], came together, that sixty ships, splendidly equipped with shields, glided across the ocean from here by the providence of the pure God.

notes and context

Sigurðr set out on his journey with sixty ships.

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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: Þórarinn stuttfeldr, 1. Stuttfeldardrápa 2: AI, 490, BI, 462, Skald I, 227, NN §§2794, 3107; Mork 1867, 157, Mork 1928-32, 339, Andersson and Gade 2000, 314, 488 (Msona); Fms 7, 76 (Msona ch. 2); ÍF 28, 239 (Msona ch. 3), F 1871, 281, E 1916, 130.

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