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Bjbp Jóms 14I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 14’ 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. 971.

Bjarni byskup KolbeinssonJómsvíkingadrápa
131415

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Vagn kvað hitt inn hrausti;
Hamðis gunnar tǫmðum
sá lézk frœkn at fylgja
faldruðr Búa skyldu.
Þá réð heit til hvítrar
hringa meiðr at strengja
— mér kømr harmr at hendi
hættr — Þorketils dóttur.

Inn hrausti Vagn kvað hitt; {sá frœkn {Hamðis fald}ruðr} lézk skyldu at fylgja Búa, tǫmðum gunnar. Þá réð {meiðr hringa} at strengja heit til {hvítrar dóttur Þorketils}; hættr harmr kømr mér at hendi.
 
‘The bold Vagn spoke another [oath]; that brave bush of the hood of Hamðir <legendary hero> [(lit. ‘hood-bush of Hamðir’) HELMET > WARRIOR = Vagn] declared it his duty to follow Búi, accustomed to battle. Then the tree of rings [MAN = Vagn] made a vow concerning the bright daughter of Þorkell [= Ingibjǫrg]; dangerous grief comes upon me.

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Skj: Bjarni Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 14: AII, 4, BII, 4, Skald II, 2Fms 11, 166-7, Fms 12, 243, Jvs 1879, 108-9, 132.

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