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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sturl Hákkv 1II/2 — öðlingr ‘the prince [Hákon]’

Þá hefr í ætt
öðlingr drepit
Tryggva niðs
er framráðs
flýja þurfti
ynglings barn
fyr ófriði.

Þá hefr öðlingr drepit tírarhöfði í ætt niðs Tryggva, er barn framráðs ynglings þurfti flýja fyr ófriði.

Then the prince [Hákon] pushed his famous head into the family of the kinsman of Tryggvi [= Óláfr Tryggvason], when the child of the ambitious king [= Hákon] was forced to flee on account of unrest.


[2] öðlingr: ‘ꜹðligr’ 42ˣ


[1-2, 4] þá hefr öðlingr drepit tírarhöfði í ætt ‘then the prince [Hákon] pushed his famous head into the family’: I.e. ‘he proved himself to be of that ilk’.



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