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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Nefari (Nefari)

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

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Nefari, Nordmand(?), 12. årh. (AI, 537, BI, 518).

Skj poems:
Lausavísa

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.

Lausavísa — Nefari LvII

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.

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Skj: Nefari: Lausavísa, 1186 (AI, 537, BI, 518); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: II, 645-6

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1 — Nefari Lv 1II

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Týnum Birki-beinum,
beri Sverrir hlut verra,
lǫtum randhœing reyndan
ríða hart ok tíðum;
hœlumk minst í máli,
metumk heldr at val feldan,
lǫtum skipta goð giptu,
gerum hríð er þeim svíði.

texts: Flat 816, Sv 10

editions: Skj Nefari: Lausavísa (AI, 537; BI, 518); Skald I, 253; ÍF 30, 161 (ch. 105), Sv 1920, 112, Flat 1860-8, II, 627, E 1916, 354, Sv 1910-86, 138.

sources

AM 327 4° (327) 55r, 5 - 55r, 8 (Sv)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 155va - 155va (Sv)  image  image  image  
Holm perg 8 fol (8) 9v, 15 - 9v, 17 (Sv)  transcr.  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 102v, 5 - 102v, 7 (Sv)  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 31ra - 31ra (Sv)  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 15r, 11 - 15r, 18  image  
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