Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Sturl Hákfl 9II/4 — Skánunga ‘of the Skánungar’

Veitti virða dróttinn
víkelds gjafir ríkjum
— gullsviptir hlaut giptu —
göfugr Skánunga jöfri.
Heim kom hilmir Rauma
— hvatir fundu þat skatnar —
ár með öflgum tíri
ólestr ok veg mestum.

Göfugr dróttinn virða veitti ríkjum jöfri Skánunga gjafir víkelds; gullsviptir hlaut giptu. Hilmir Rauma kom ár heim ólestr með öflgum tíri ok mestum veg; hvatir skatnar fundu þat.

The glorious lord of men [KING = Hákon] gave the mighty prince of the Skánungar [DANISH KING = Kristófór] gifts of the inlet-pyre [GOLD]; the gold-flinger [GENEROUS MAN] got good fortune. The ruler of the Raumar [NORWEGIAN KING = Hákon] soon returned home unharmed with high honour and the greatest glory; bold men noticed that.


[4] Skánunga: skánungar 81a, konunga 8




Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.


Word in text

This view shows information about an instance of a word in a text.