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Ívarr Ingimundarson (Ív)

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

Sigurðarbálkr (Sig) - 45

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.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45 

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, 509-10

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13 — Ív Sig 13II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 13’ 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. 509-10.

Tóku við mildum
Magnúss syni
Hǫrðar ok Sygnir
at Harald fallinn.
Sórusk margir
menn á þingi
buðlungs syni
í bróður stað.

 

The Hǫrðar and Sygnir accepted {the generous son of Magnús} [= Sigurðr] after the fall of Haraldr. Many men at the assembly swore to be like a brother {to the sovereign’s son}. [= Sigurðr]

context: After the murder of Haraldr gilli (14 December 1136), the people of Nordhordland, Sogn and Fjordane elected Sigurðr king.

notes: The Mork version of this st. is clearly corrupt, and has been chosen as the main ms. — [1-2]: The F and Mork variants can be construed as follows: margir tóku við syni Magnúss ‘many accepted the son of Magnús’ (so F); tóku síðan Sigurð til landa ‘they then elected Sigurðr (to rule) the lands’ (so Mork). The F reading is unmetrical (l. 2, við Magnúss syni, is hypermetrical), and the Mork version seems to have been occasioned by corruption from the prose text (Mork 1928-32, 414): Her vicr hann sva til at þvi sem fyʀ var sagt at þeir toco við S. slembi at konvngi ‘here he [Ívarr] refers to that which was mentioned previously, that they accepted Sigurðr slembir as king’. See Andersson and Gade 2000, 50.

texts: Fsk 266, H-Hr 332, MbHg 7 (III 210), Mork 210, Hkr 592 (III 210)

editions: Skj Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr 13 (AI, 497; BI, 469); Skald I, 230; ÍF 28, 302 (MbHg ch. 16), F 1871, 325, E 1916, 182; Fms 7, 205 (MbHg ch. 20); ÍF 29, 330 (ch. 96); Mork 1867, 207, Mork 1928-32, 414, Andersson and Gade 2000, 372, 491 (Sslemb).

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 642v, 15 - 642v, 22 (Hkr)  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 43va, 27 - 43va, 29 (Hkr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 70va, 38 - 70vb, 1 (Hkr)  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 52r, 31 - 52r, 32 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 346r, 30 - 346v, 6 (Hkr)  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 39v, 7 - 39v, 14 (Hkr)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 118v, 29 - 118v, 30 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 78ra, 13 - 78ra, 15 (H-Hr)  image  
OsloUB 371 folx (FskBx) 94v - 94v (Fsk)  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 372, 19 - 373, 3 (Fsk)  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 33r, 29 - 33r, 30 (Mork)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 51 folx (51x) 82v - 83r, 7 (Fsk)  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 138r, 14 - 138r, 16 (Fsk)  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 202r, 5 - 202r, 12 (Sig)  image  
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