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Bjbp Jóms 25I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 25’ 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. 981.

Bjarni byskup KolbeinssonJómsvíkingadrápa
242526

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Þar gekk framm í fólki
fránlyndr Búi sína
— þess kveða virða vissu
vánir — hart með sveina.
Ok geirviðir gerðu
grimma hǫggum rammir
— gengu þeir at gunni
geystir — vápna brestu.

Fránlyndr Búi gekk framm hart þar í fólki með sveina sína; kveða virða vissu vánir þess. Ok {geirviðir}, rammir hǫggum, gerðu grimma brestu vápna; þeir gengu geystir at gunni.
 
‘Keen-tempered Búi pressed forward strongly there in the battle with his followers; [people] say that men had expectations of this. And the spear-trees [WARRIORS], powerful with their blows, made fierce crashings of weapons; they went enraged into battle.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

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Skj: Bjarni Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa 25: AII, 6, BII, 6, Skald II, 4, NN §3245; Fms 11, 170, Fms 12, 244, Jvs 1879, 112-13.

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