Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

ÞjóðA Sex 32II/1 — hirðar ‘of the retinue’

Hár skyli hirðar stjóri
hugreifr sonum leifa
arf ok óðaltorfu
— ósk mín es þat — sína.

Hár, hugreifr stjóri hirðar skyli leifa sonum arf ok óðaltorfu sína; þat es ósk mín.

The tall, mind-cheerful commander of the retinue [RULER] shall leave his sons his legacy and hereditary turf; that is my wish.


[1] hirðar: so , W, U, hildar R


[1] hirðar ‘of the retinue’: Hildar ‘of battle’, the probable reading of R, would make sense, but only hirðar matches the context.




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.