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Sturl Hákkv 29II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 29’ 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. 721.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða

text and translation

Skaut vínfars
vísa mönnum
á gómsker
gyltu borði,
hilmis hirð
en hunangsbára
í geðknörr
glymjandi fell.

Skaut gyltu borði {vínfars} á {gómsker} mönnum vísa, en {hunangsbára} fell glymjandi í {geðknörr} hirð hilmis.
‘The gilded rim of the wine-vessel [CUP] thrust against the gum-skerries [TEETH] of the leader’s men, and the honey-wave [MEAD] fell foaming into the mind-ship [BREAST] of the ruler’s retinue.

notes and context

As st. 28 above.



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: Sturla Þórðarson, 4. Hákonarkviða 33: AII, 117, BII, 124, Skald II, 67; E 1916, 623, F 1871, 531, Hák 1910-86, 600, Flat 1860-8, III, 171.


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