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Blakkr Breiðdr 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Blakkr, Breiðskeggsdrápa 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 648.

BlakkrBreiðskeggsdrápa
12

Hafði, hér meðan lifði,
hvárttveggja Breiðskeggi:
— nús friðspillir fallinn —
fæst gótt ok dul hæsta.

Breiðskeggi hafði, meðan lifði hér, hvárttveggja: fæst gótt ok hæsta dul; nús friðspillir fallinn.

Breiðskeggi had, while he lived here, two qualities: the least goodness and the greatest conceit; now the peace-spoiler has fallen.

Mss: 327(60r), Flat(156va), 8(13r) (ll. 3-4), E(105v), 81a(34ra), 325VIII 4 a(1vb) (Sv)

Readings: [1] hér meðan: ‘hedamedan’ 81a    [2] ‑skeggi: ‑skeggja 81a    [4] ok: en Flat, 81a

Editions: Skj AI, 537-8, Skj BI, 518, Skald I, 253; ÍF 30, 177 (ch. 116), Sv 1920, 122, Flat 1860-8, II, 636, E 1916, 364, Sv 1910-86, 152.

Context: As st. 1 above.

Notes: [All]: According to Sv, this helmingr was the refrain in Blakkr’s poem (ÍF 30, 176): Blakkr orti erfidrápu um Breiðskegg, ok var þetta stefit í ‘Blakkr composed a memorial poem about Breiðskeggr and this was the refrain in it’. — [2] Breiðskeggi: The weak variant of the nickname Breiðskeggr was chosen by the poet because the metre requires an additional syllable.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Sv 1920 = Indrebø, Gustav, ed. 1920. Sverris saga etter Cod. AM 327 4°. Christiania (Oslo): Dybwad. Rpt. 1981. Oslo: Norsk historisk kjeldeskrift-institutt.
  4. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  5. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  6. ÍF 30 = Sverris saga. Ed. Þorleifur Hauksson. 2007.
  7. Sv 1910-86 = Kjær, Albert and Ludvig Holm-Olsen, eds. 1910-86. Det Arnamagnæanske haandskrift 81a fol. (Skálholtsbók yngsta) indeholdende Sverris saga, Bǫglungasǫgur, Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar. Oslo: Den norske historiske kildeskriftkommission and Kjeldeskriftfondet.
  8. Internal references
  9. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Sverris saga (Sv)’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols [check printed volume for citation].
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