Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ingimarr af Aski Sveinsson (Ingimarr)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Ingimarr af Aski, Nordmand, 12. årh. (AI, 494, BI, 466).

Skj poems:

Ingimarr af Aski Sveinsson (Ingimarr) is known from his dealings with the Icelander Gullásu-Þórðr (GullásÞ; see Mork 1928-32, 359-64; Fms 7, 111-18; ÍF 11, 337-49). He was a Norw. district chieftain who fell out of favour with King Eysteinn Magnússon (d. 1122) and fled to Denmark. When Ingimarr returned, he became the staunch supporter of Haraldr gilli(-kristr) ‘servant (of Christ)’ Magnússon (d. 1136) and died at the battle of Färlev (Fyrileif) between Haraldr and Magnús inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Sigurðarson on 9 August 1134 (ÍF 28, 280-2; ÍF 34, 140-2). See also Hskv Hardr 1 and GullásÞ Lv. No other poetry by Ingimarr survives, and he is not mentioned in Skáldatal.

Lausavísa — Ingimarr LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Ingimarr af Aski Sveinsson, Lausavísa’ 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. 497-8.


Skj: Ingimarr af Aski: Lausavísa, 1134 (AI, 494, BI, 466); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: II, 497-8

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1 — Ingimarr Lv 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ingimarr af Aski Sveinsson, Lausavísa 1’ 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. 497-8.

Flǫgð hvǫttu mik        til Fyrileifar;
æ vask ófúss        til orrustu.
Mik bitu ǫrvar        af almboga;
mank aldrigi        á Ask koma.

Flǫgð hvǫttu mik til Fyrileifar; vask æ ófúss til orrustu. Ǫrvar bitu mik af almboga; mank aldrigi koma á Ask.

Trolls incited me [to go] to Färlev; I was always uneager for battle. Arrows from the elm-bow bit me; I shall never return to Ask.

texts: Flat 683, Orkn 37

editions: Skj Ingimarr af Aski: Lausavísa (AI, 494; BI, 466); Skald I, 229; F 1871, 311 (MbHg); Flat 1860-8, II, 446, Orkn 1913-16, 156, ÍF 34, 142 (ch. 62).


AM 45 fol (F) 67rb, 21 - 67rb, 23  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 136rb, 8 - 136rb, 8 (Orkn)  image  image  image  
AM 325 I 4° (325I) 8v - 8v (Orkn)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 215r, 3 - 215r, 10  image  
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