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Hskv Útdr 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa 3’ 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. 486.

Halldórr skvaldriÚtfarardrápa

text and translation

Suðr vátt sigr inn þriðja,
snjallr, við borg, þás kalla,
lofðungs kundr, es lenduð
Lizibón, at fróni.

Snjallr kundr lofðungs, vátt inn þriðja sigr suðr við borg, þás kalla Lizibón, es lenduð at fróni.
‘Courageous descendant of the sovereign, you won the third victory south near the city they call Lisbon when you came ashore.

notes and context

Sigurðr fought a third battle against the Moors near Lisbon in present-day Portugal.



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.

editions and texts

Skj: Haldórr skvaldri, 2. Útfarardrápa 3: AI, 486, BI, 458, Skald I, 225, NN §806; ÍF 28, 243 (Msona ch. 5), F 1871, 282, E 1916, 131; Mork 1867, 160, Mork 1928-32, 344, Andersson and Gade 2000, 317, 488 (Msona); Fms 7, 80 (Msona ch. 5).


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