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

RvHbreiðm Hl 28III/1 — stillir ‘ruler’

Frægr stillir
fekk þengill sér gengi drengi;
… †nner† gunni kunni
grið lestusk þá …
Auðveitir drap ýta nýta;
almr sparn … malma hjalma;
at stǫddusk þá oddar broddar;
ítrar sprungu rítar hvítar.

Frægr stillir … þengill fekk sér gengi, drengi; … †nner† kunni gunni; þá lestusk grið … Auðveitir drap nýta ýta; almr sparn malma … hjalma; þá stǫddusk oddar, broddar at; ítrar hvítar rítar sprungu.

The famous ruler … the lord got himself support, men; … … knew battle; then truces were broken … The wealth-giver killed capable people; the elm-bow kicked arrows … of helmets; then spear-points, arrow-heads were placed against each other; precious white shields burst.


[1] stillir: ‘stil …’ papp25ˣ, R683ˣ


[1] stillir ‘ruler’: So Skj B, Skald and Hl 1941. The word is incomplete, but can be restored with relative certainty.



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.