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ÞGísl Búdr 5I

Emily Lethbridge (ed.) 2012, ‘Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 5’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 946.

Þorkell GíslasonBúadrápa
456

text and translation

Hrutu fyr borð bæði
— brustu herklæði —
hǫfuð ok hendr manna;
hræ nam vargr kanna.

Bæði hǫfuð ok hendr manna hrutu fyr borð; {herklæði} brustu; vargr nam kanna hræ.
 
‘Both heads and hands of men flew overboard; war-garments [ARMOUR] burst; the wolf started to search corpses.

notes and context

The battle continues. There is great loss of men on both sides, though the greatest at this point is on Hákon jarl’s side, and the heads and limbs of men fall overboard.

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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: Þórkell Gíslason, Búadrápa 5: AI, 554, BI, 537, Skald I, 261; Fms 1, 171, Fms 12, 42, ÓT 1958-2000, I, 188 (ch. 90), Ólafur Halldórsson 2000, 26, 79.

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