12th century; volume 2; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;
Lausavísa (Lv) - 1
Nefari (Nefari) is otherwise unknown. He was in the company of Jón kuflungr ‘Monk’ and his party (the Kuflungar) during a sea-voyage in the late autumn of 1186, when the Kuflungar were on their way north from Oslo to attack Sverrir and the Birkibeinar in Trondheim (see also Blakkr Lv 1-2). Finnur Jónsson (LH 1894-1901, II, 29) suggests that Nefari may have been from Norway, which is possible, but cannot be confirmed.
Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Nefari, 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. 645-6.
Skj: Nefari: Lausavísa, 1186 (AI, 537, BI, 518); stanzas (if different): [v]
in texts: Flat, Sv
SkP info: II, 645-6
This lv. (Nefari Lv) is attributed to Nefari and preserved in mss 327, Flat, 8, E and 81a of Sv (327 is the main ms.). The st. prompted a response in a similar vein from Blakkr one year later.