Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Kolli inn prúði, Ingadrápa 5’ 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. 532.
Syndi sjalfr at landi,
snjallr, en þú brátt allri,
— vel of hrósak því — vísi,
valkǫstr, Munins fǫstu.
Ulfs bǫrnum varð arnar
einkar tíðr í víðu
— borð ruðu frægir fyrðar —
Sjalfr valkǫstr syndi at landi, en þú, snjallr vísi, brátt allri fǫstu Munins; vel of hrósak því. Fundr arnar varð einkar tíðr bǫrnum ulfs í víðu Langeyjarsundi; frægir fyrðar ruðu borð.
The very corpse-heap floated ashore and you, brave prince, put an end to the whole fast of Muninn <raven>; indeed I praise that. The encounter with the eagle was especially welcome to the brood of the wolf in wide Langösund; famous men reddened ship-planks.
Mss: Mork(34v) (Mork)
Readings:  hrósak: hrósar Mork  valkǫstr: valkǫst Mork
Context: As st. 4 above.
Notes:  syndi ‘floated’: Lit. ‘swam’. —  hrósak (1st pers. sg. pres. indic.) ‘I praise’: Emended from hrósar (3rd pers. sg. pres. indic.) for contextual reasons (the poet is the one who praises the deed). For this l., see also ESk Øxfl 4/3III. —  valkǫstr (m. nom. sg.) ‘corpse-heap’: Emended from valkǫst (m. acc. sg.) to furnish the missing subject to syndi ‘swam, floated’ (l. 1). —  fǫstu Munins ‘fast of Muninn <raven>’: Muninn was one of Óðinn’s ravens in ON mythology. Ingi was three years old when this battle took place and did not participate actively in the fighting. — [5, 8] fundr arnar ‘the encounter with the eagle’: Skj B emends arnar to jarna ‘of weapons’ and takes it with the second cl. (frægir fyrðar ruðu borð jarna ‘famous men reddened the boards of weapons (i.e. shields)’). That emendation is unnecessary (see NN §970). —  Langeyjarsundi ‘Langösund’: Most likely the strait between Langöarna and Holmengrå in present-day Sweden.
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