Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ívarr Ingimundarson (Ív)

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

Sigurðarbálkr (Sig) - 45

Skj info: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Islandsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 495-502, BI, 467-75).

Skj poems:
Sigurðarbǫlkr

Details from Ívarr’s life are known from his þáttr in Mork (1928-32, 354-6) and in H-Hr (Fms 7, 103-6). He was an Icelander of good family and could have been the son of Ingimundr inn gamli ‘the Old’ Þorsteinsson of Vatnsdalur, who had a son called Ívarr (see LH 1894-1901, II, 59-60). According to Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 254-5, 262-3, 276), Ívarr composed about King Magnús berfœttr ‘Barelegs’ Óláfsson (d. 1103) and Magnús’s sons Eysteinn (d. 1122) and Sigurðr jórsalafari ‘Jerusalem-farer’ (d. 1130), as well as about Sigurðr slembidjákn ‘Fortuitous-deacon’ (?) (d. 1139). Only his poem about the latter survives. See also SnE 1848-87, III, 619-22.

Sigurðarbálkr (‘Bálkr about Sigurðr’) — Ív SigII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr’ 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. 501-27.

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Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr, o. 1140 (AI, 495-502, BI, 467-75); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46

SkP info: II, 505

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6 — Ív Sig 6II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 6’ 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, p. 505.

Bar Sigurði        sigr at hendi
ór orrostu        inn frá Stauri.

Sigr bar at hendi Sigurði ór orrostu inn frá Stauri.

Victory came to Sigurðr from the battle on the inner side of Point of Stoer.

Mss: Mork(32v) (Mork)

Editions: Skj: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 10: AI, 496, BI, 469, Skald I, 230; Mork 1867, 203, Mork 1928-32, 407, Andersson and Gade 2000, 368, 491 (Sslemb).

Context: As st. 5 above.

Notes: [1] Sigurði ‘Sigurðr’: For the metrically irregular form Sigurði (suspended resolution on the first two syllables of that name), see Kuhn 1939, 184-213. — [1-2] sigr bar at hendi Sigurði ‘victory came to Sigurðr’: Bera ‘carry’ (bar 3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) is used impersonally here with sigr ‘victory’ as the object (lit. ‘victory was carried to the hand of Sigurðr’). — [4] Stauri ‘Point of Stoer’: Located between Eddrachillis Bay and Enard Bay on the north-western coast of Scotland.

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