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Sturl Hákkv 32II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða 32’ 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, pp. 722-3.

Sturla ÞórðarsonHákonarkviða
313233

Þar sjóðmjöll
svífa knátti
bauga brjóts
af boga fjöllum
harða hrein
hári þjóðu
of gaglfárs
geigurandra.

Þar knátti {harða hrein sjóðmjöll} svífa af {fjöllum boga} {brjóts bauga} of {geigurandra {gaglfárs}} hári þjóðu.

There {the very pure purse-flour} [SILVER] drifted from {the bow’s mountains} [ARMS] {of the breaker of rings} [GENEROUS MAN] across {the swinging skis {of the gosling-danger}} [HAWK > ARMS] of noble people.

Mss: E(183v), F(114va-b), 81a(114rb), 8(62v), Flat(180vb) (Hák)

Readings: [1] ‑mjöll: ‘míol’ Flat    [2] svífa: sýna 8    [5] harða: harðla Flat;    hrein: hreinn 81a, hreint Flat    [7] of: af Flat    [8] geigur‑: geigurs F;    ‑andra: so all others, anda E

Editions: Skj AII, 117-18, Skj BII, 125, Skald II, 67; E 1916, 625, F 1871, 534, Hák 1910-86, 605-6, Hák 1977-82, 145, Flat 1860-8, III, 173.

Context: As sts 30-1 above.

Notes: [8] geigurandra ‘the swinging skis’: Cf. the weak verb geiga ‘swing’ and the Óðinn-heiti Geiguðr, lit. ‘the one swinging (on the gallows)’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. 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.
  4. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. 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. Hák 1977-82 = Mundt, Marina, ed. 1977. Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar etter Sth. 8 fol., AM 325VIII, 4° og AM 304, 4°. Oslo: Forlagsentralen. Suppl. by James E. Knirk, Rettelser til Hákonar saga Hákonarsonar etter Sth. 8 fol., AM 325VIII, 4° og AM 304, 4°. Norrøne tekster 2. Oslo: Norsk historisk kjeldeskrift-institutt, 1982.
  7. Hák 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.
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