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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, 949

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8 — ÞGísl Búdr 8I

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Cite as: Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 8’ 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. 949.

Búa frák greitt ganga
— gladdi svanr Hanga —
— vǫkt vas gǫll geira —
gegnum lið þeira.

Frák Búa ganga greitt gegnum lið þeira; {svanr Hanga} gladdi; {gǫll geira} vas vǫkt.

I have heard that Búi went straight through their troop; {the swan of Hangi <= Óðinn>} [RAVEN] was gladdened; {the shriek of spears} [BATTLE] was roused.

editions: Skj Þórkell Gíslason: Búadrápa 8 (AI, 554; BI, 537); Skald I, 261; Fms 1, 175, Fms 12, 43-4, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 191 (ch. 90); Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 28, 80. 

sources

AM 61 fol (61) 20ra, 9 - 20ra, 10 (ÓT)  image  image  image  
AM 53 fol (53) 16va, 4 - 16va, 5 (ÓT)  image  
AM 54 fol (54) 16rb, 25 - 16rb, 27 (ÓT)  image  
Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 26vb, 2 - 26vb, 4 (ÓT)  image  
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