skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

ESk Sigdr I 4II/1 — Getk ‘I recount’

Getk, þess’s gramr fór vitja
(glyggs) Jórsala byggðar
(meðr vitut ǫðling œðra)
ógnblíðr (und sal víðum).
Ok leyghati laugask
— leyft ráð vas þat — náði
hauka fróns í hreinu
hvatr Jórðánar vatri.

Getk, þess’s ógnblíðr gramr fór vitja byggðar Jórsala; meðr vitut œðra ǫðling und víðum sal glyggs. Ok hvatr hauka fróns leyghati náði laugask í hreinu vatri Jórðánar; þat vas leyft ráð.

I recount that the war-happy ruler went to visit the settlement of Jerusalem; men do not know a nobler lord under the wide hall of the storm [SKY/HEAVEN]. And the swift hater of the flame of the hawks’ land [(lit. ‘flame-hater of the hawks’ land’) ARM > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] was able to wash himself in the pure water of the River Jordan; that was a celebrated enterprise.

grammar

Close

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.

Close

Word in text

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