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Anon Óldr 4I

Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 4’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1036.

Anonymous PoemsÓláfs drápa Tryggvasonar
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Reggstrindar bað randir
ráðfimr bera snimma
jóskreytandi ýta
auðmildr á skip rauðar.
Frá reist framr, en s*ýjur
flóð kǫnnuðu góðar,
foldar hring til fengjar
fóstrjǫrð konungr bǫrðum.

{Ráðfimr, auðmildr {{reggstrindar} jó}skreytandi} bað ýta bera rauðar randir snimma á skip. Framr konungr reist {hring foldar} bǫrðum frá fóstrjǫrð til fengjar, en góðar s*ýjur kǫnnuðu flóð.
 
‘The counsel-swift, wealth-generous adorner of the stallion of the boat-land [(lit. ‘stallion-adorner of the boat-land’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER] ordered men to carry red shields early on board ship. The outstanding king clove the ring of the earth [SEA] with prows from his foster-land for booty, and good vessels explored the flood.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 4: AI, 574, BI, 568, Skald I, 275; Munch and Unger 1847, 121, 140, Gullberg 1875, 11, 24.

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