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Anon Óldr 6I

Kate Heslop (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 6’ 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. 1038.

Anonymous PoemsÓláfs drápa Tryggvasonar
567

text and translation

Rak, sás rausn vann mikla,
rjóðr með gengi þjóðar
víga borðs, ok verðar,
vestr hernað, fekk erni.
Endr frák borgir brenndar
— brandr gall — á Írlandi,
— blésu vé — þars vísi
vígmóðr of kom, glóðum.

{Rjóðr {borðs víga}}, sás vann mikla rausn, rak hernað vestr með gengi þjóðar, ok fekk erni verðar. Frák borgir brenndar glóðum endr á Írlandi, þars vígmóðr vísi of kom; brandr gall; vé blésu.
 
‘The reddener of the planking of battles [SHIELD > WARRIOR], he who achieved great magnificence, pursued a raiding campaign in the west with a company of men, and provided the eagle with food. I have heard of towns burned by fire in former times in Ireland, where the battle-furious prince came; the sword rang out; banners fluttered.

notes and context

[4]: HSt Rst 3/4 also begins vestr hernað. — [6]: Cf. the closely similar HSt Rst 4/6 and Note.

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editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [1]. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar 6: AI, 574-5, BI, 568-9, Skald I, 275, NN §1217 Anm.; Munch and Unger 1847, 121, 140, Gullberg 1875, 12-13, 25-6.

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