Cookies on our website

We use cookies on this website, mainly to provide a secure browsing experience but also to collect statistics on how the website is used. You can find out more about the cookies we set, the information we store and how we use it on the cookies page.



Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Sturl Hryn 1II/4 — aldar ‘of men’

Frægjan réð þik Vilhjálmr vígja,
varrbáls hötuðr, kardináli;
engi valdiz jafngóðr hingat
aldar gramr af páfa valdi.
Kórónu lét kristni stýrir,
kynprýddr jöfurr, yðr of skrýdda;
ramri grund hafið, ríkisvandar
reiðivaldr, með frægðum haldit.

Vilhjálmr kardináli réð vígja þik, frægjan, hötuðr varrbáls; engi jafngóðr valdiz hingat af valdi páfa, gramr aldar. Stýrir kristni lét yðr, kynprýddr jöfurr, of skrýdda kórónu; reiðivaldr ríkisvandar, hafið haldit ramri grund með frægðum.

Cardinal William consecrated you, renowned one, hater of the sea-flame [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN]; none as good was sent here by the Pope’s power, ruler of men [KING]. The leader of Christianity [CARDINAL] had you, high-born prince, adorned with a crown; swinger of the royal sceptre [KING], you have held the mighty land with renown.




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.