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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þorkell Gíslason (ÞGísl)

12th century; volume 1; ed. Emily Lethbridge;

Búadrápa (Búdr) - 12

Skj info: Þórkell Gíslason, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 553-5, BI, 536-8).

Skj poems:
Búadrápa

Þorkell (ÞGísl) is named as the poet of Búadrápa in ÓT (1958-2000, 180), but beyond that nothing is known about him and his name does not appear in Skáldatal.

Búadrápa — ÞGísl BúdrI

Emily Lethbridge and Diana Whaley 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 941.

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Skj: Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa (AI, 553-5, BI, 536-8)

SkP info: I, 944

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

2 — ÞGísl Búdr 2I

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 2’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 944.

Knúði hvasst harða
(hljópu marir barða)
hregg (á hefils vǫllum)
á humra fjǫllum.
Blô þó hrǫnn hlýrum;
hraut af brimdýrum
— kili skaut œst alda —
unnr in sviðkalda.

Hregg knúði harða hvasst á {fjǫllum humra}; {marir barða} hljópu á {vǫllum hefils}. Blô hrǫnn þó hlýrum; in sviðkalda unnr hraut af {brimdýrum}; œst alda skaut kili.

The storm pelted very sharply on {the mountains of lobsters} [SEA]; {stallions of the stems} [SHIPS] bounded across {the plains of the clew-line} [SEA]. The dark breaker washed prows; the singeing-cold billow dashed off {the surf-animals} [SHIPS]; the raging wave impelled the keel.

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 2 (AI, 553; BI, 536); Skald I, 260; Fms 1, 165, Fms 12, 41, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 182 (ch. 88), Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 23, 76.

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 19rb, 1 - 19rb, 4 (ÓT)  image  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 15rb, 10 - 15rb, 13 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 25va, 22 - 25va, 25 (ÓT)  image  
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