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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, 514

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21 — Ív Sig 21II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 21’ 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. 514.

Enn lét aðra        austr fyr Mœri
gramr geirþorinn        gunni háða.
Neytti vápna,        þás Vinðr hnigu,
ǫrr oddviti        ǫðru sinni.

Geirþorinn gramr lét háða enn aðra gunni austr fyr Mœri. Ǫrr oddviti neytti vápna ǫðru sinni, þás Vinðr hnigu.

The spear-fierce lord let yet another battle be fought in the east off Möre. The valiant leader wielded his weapons for a second time when Wends fell.

texts: Mork 221

editions: Skj Ívarr Ingimundarson: Sigurðarbǫlkr 21 (AI, 498; BI, 470-1); Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 211-12, Mork 1928-32, 421, Andersson and Gade 2000, 377, 492 (Sslemb).

sources

GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 33v, 45 - 33v, 46 (Mork)  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 203r, 18 - 203v, 5 (Sig)  image  
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