Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigvatr Þórðarson (Sigv)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Judith Jesch;

II. Bersǫglisvísur (Berv) - 18

Skj info: Sigvatr Þórðarson, Islandsk skjald, o. 995-o. 1045 (AI, 223-75, BI, 213-54).

Skj poems:
1. Víkingarvísur
2. Nesjavísur
3. Austrfararvísur
4. En drape om kong Olaf
5. Vestrfararvísur
6. Et kvad om Erlingr Skjalgsson
7. Flokkr om Erlingr Skjalgsson
8. Tryggvaflokkr
9. Et digt om dronning Astrid
10. Knútsdrápa
11. Bersǫglisvísur
12. Erfidrápa Óláfs helga
13. Lausavísur
14. Et par halvvers af ubestemmelige digte

Bersǫglisvísur (‘Plain-speaking Vísur’) — Sigv BervII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Sigvatr Þórðarson, Bersǫglisvísur’ 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. 11-30.

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Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 11. Bersǫglisvísur, o. 1038 (AI, 251-6, BI, 234-9); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 13 | 15 | 18

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume II, pp. 17-18. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

6 — Sigv Berv 6II

Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Bersǫglisvísur 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, pp. 17-18.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Rétt hykk kjósa knôttu
karlfolk ok svá jarla,
af þvít eignum lofða
Áláfar frið gôfu;
Haralds arfi lét haldask
hvardyggr ok sonr Tryggva
lǫg, þaus lýðir þôgu
laukjǫfn af þeim nǫfnum.

texts: Flat 978, H-Hr 14, MGóð 27 (III 27), MH 9, ÓH 206 (201), Hkr 406 (III 27)

editions: Skj Sigvatr Þórðarson: 11. Bersǫglisvísur 5 (AI, 252; BI, 235-6); Skald I, 122, NN §1864; ÍF 28, 27-8 (Mgóð ch. 16), E 1916, 17; ÓH 1941, I, 625 (ch. 621); Fms 6, 40 (Mgóð ch. 22); Flat 1860-8, III, 268, Mork 1928-32, 27, Andersson and Gade 2000, 105, 467 (MH); Jón Skaptason 1983, 142, 289.

sources

AM 63 folx (Kx) 504v, 3 - 504v, 10 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 39 fol (39) 14va, 28 - 14va, 28 (Hkr)  transcr.  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 5v, 19 - 5v, 21 (Hkr)  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 245v, 7 - 245v, 14 (Hkr)  image  
Holm perg 2 4° (Holm2) 74r, 32 - 74r, 33 (ÓH)  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x*) 584va, 39 - 584va, 46 (ÓH)  image  image  
Thott 972 folx (972x*) 584vb - 585vb (ÓH)  image  image  
AM 325 VI 4° (325VI) 42rb, 8 - 42rb, 12 (ÓH)  image  
AM 321 4°x (321x) 282, 23 - 282, 26 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  
AM 73 a folx (73ax) 216r, 36 - 216r, 36 (ÓH)  image  
AM 325 VII 4° (325VII) 41v, 23 - 41v, 25 (ÓH)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 325 V 4° (325V) 89va, 23 - 89va, 28 (ÓH)  image  
AM 61 fol (61) 130rb, 41 - 130rb, 44 (ÓH)  image  image  
GKS 1008 fol (Tóm) 161r, 40 - 161r, 40 (ÓH)  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 4r, 28 - 4r, 28 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 6ra, 8 - 6ra, 8 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 190ra, 27 - 190ra, 29 (Flat)  image  image  
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