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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
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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.

Mss: (609r), 39(37ra), F(61ra), E(37v), J2ˣ(318r), 42ˣ(17v) (Hkr); Mork(25v) (Mork); H(94v), Hr(64va) (H-Hr)

Readings: [1] vátt: vannt E, Mork, vann J2ˣ, 42ˣ, H, Hr    [3] kundr: so F, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ, þar Kˣ, kindr 39, ‘k̄’ Mork, kind H, Hr    [4] at: á 42ˣ, H, Hr

Editions: Skj AI, 486, Skj 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).

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

Notes: [1] vátt inn þriðja sigr ‘you won the third victory’: In the phrase vega sigr the verb vega ‘fight, attack, kill’ (vátt is 2nd pers. sg. pret. indic.) means ‘win’. Vannt inn þriðja sigr ‘you won the third victory’ (so E, Mork) is also a possible reading. If vann (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘won’ (so J2ˣ, 42ˣ, H, Hr) is adopted, snjallr kundr lofðungs ‘courageous descendant of the sovereign’ (ll. 2, 3) is the subject of this verb and not a form of address. — [2, 4] við borg, þás kalla Lizibón ‘near the city they call Lisbon’: Skj B takes this with the second cl. (es lenduð at fróni ‘when you came ashore’) which complicates the w. o. unnecessarily (see NN §806).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  4. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  5. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  6. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  7. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  8. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  9. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  10. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  11. Mork 1867 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1867. Morkinskinna: Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Indeholdende en af de ældste optegnelser af norske kongesagaer. Oslo: Bentzen.
  12. Internal references
  13. Not published: do not cite (MsonaII)
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