Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigmundr ǫngull (Sigm)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Skj info: Sigmundr ǫngull, Orknøsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 532, BI, 512-13).

Skj poems:
Lausavísur

Sigmundr ǫngull Andrésson (Sigm) is said in Orkn (ÍF 34, 179-80, 216) to have been the stepson of Sveinn Ásleifarson, the anti-hero of the latter part of the saga and opponent of Rǫgnvaldr jarl. Sigmundr’s father was based in the Isle of Man, so possibly a Manxman, while his mother had the ON name of Ingiríðr, but after Sveinn married her, Sigmundr was brought up in Orkney. His nickname means ‘(fish-)hook’ but no explanation is given of this; his Irish Sea origins might suggest a link with Ǫngulsey ‘Anglesey’, but the name is common enough both as a given name and a nickname (Lind 1905-15, 1251; Lind 1920-1, 413; Lind 1931, 899-900). Both the saga prose and the way in which Sigmundr’s sts are cited suggest a close relationship between him and Rǫgnvaldr jarl.

Lausavísur — Sigm LvII

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Sigmundr ǫngull, Lausavísur’ 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. 626-8.

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Skj: Sigmundr ǫngull: Lausavísur, 1152 (AI, 532, BI, 512-13)

SkP info: II, 627-8

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2 — Sigm Lv 2II

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Cite as: Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Sigmundr ǫngull, Lausavísur 2’ 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. 627-8.

Knút munk þembiþrjóti
þeim, es nú sitr heima,
— satts, at heldr hǫfum hættan
hans kind — í dag binda.

Munk í dag binda knút þeim þembiþrjóti, es nú sitr heima; satts, at hǫfum heldr hættan kind hans.

I will today tie a knot for the swollen stubborn fellow who is now sitting at home; it is true that we have rather risked his offspring.

texts: Flat 720, Orkn 76

editions: Skj Sigmundr ǫngull: Lausavísur 2 (AI, 532; BI, 513); Skald I, 251; Flat 1860-8, II, 487, Orkn 1887, 176, Orkn 1913-16, 255, ÍF 34, 232 (ch. 88), Bibire 1988, 237.

sources

UppsUB R 702x (R702x) 50r, 6 - 50r, 7 (Orkn)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 140vb, 42 - 140vb, 43 (Orkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 762 4°x (762x) 34r, 27 - 34r, 30 (Orkn)  
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