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Kali Sæbjarnarson (Kali)

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

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Kali Sæbjarnarson (Kali) was a Norw. chieftain who married Gunnhildr, the daughter of Jarl Erlendr Þorfinnsson of Orkney (see Genealogy II in ÍF 34). Their son was Kolr Kalason, the father of Jarl Rǫgnvaldr Kali Kolsson of Orkney (Rv). According to Orkn (ÍF 34, 100) and H-Hr (Fms 7, 50), Kali died in the Hebrides (1098-9) on King Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson’s first expedition to the west.

Lausavísa — Kali LvII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Kali Sæbjarnarson, 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. 393-4. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1287> (accessed 18 September 2021)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Kali Sæbjarnarson: Lausavísa, 1098 (AI, 434, BI, 404); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, H-Hr, Mork, Orkn

SkP info: II, 393-4

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

1 Hvé launa þér þínir
þingmæltir dýrlingar
— vestr bifask rengr í rǫstum —
— reyn oss jǫfurr! — hnossir?
How do your assembly-eloquent darlings repay you for your treasures? In the west, ship-frames tremble in the currents; test us, prince!
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