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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

II. 2. Nóregs konungatal (Nkt) - 85

2.1: Nóregs konungatal (‘Enumeration of the Kings of Norway’) — Anon NktII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Nóregs konungatal’ 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. 761-806.

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   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75 

for reference only:  6x   10x   16x   25x   39x   54x   55x   60x   61x   68x 

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII]: [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal, „er Sæmundr frodi orti“, et digt om Jóan Loptsson, omtr. 1190. (AI, 579-89, BI, 575-90); stanzas (if different): 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11-12 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18-19 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28-29 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43-44 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59, 60/1-4 | 60 | 60/5-8, 61 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66, 67/1-4 | 67 | 67/5-8, 68 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75-76 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83

SkP info: II, 793

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51 — Anon Nkt 51II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 51’ 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. 793.

Þess es austr
í Ósló bœ
lofðungs lík
lagit í kistu.
Nú grœr jǫrð
of jǫfurs beinum
at Hallvarðs
hári kirkju.

Lík þess lofðungs es lagit í kistu austr í Ósló bœ. Nú grœr jǫrð of beinum jǫfurs at hári Hallvarðskirkju.

The corpse of that king is laid in a coffin east in the city of Oslo. Now earth grows over the prince’s bones in lofty Hallvardskirken.

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Readings: [5] Nú: ný Flat

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 56: AI, 586, BI, 585, Skald I, 285; Flat 1860-8, II, 525-6.

Notes: [All]: Sigurðr was the first Norw. king to be buried in Hallvardskirken (Hallvarðskirkja, the Church of S. Hallvarðr) in Oslo. See Ágr (ÍF 29, 51), Mork 1928-32, 400, Fsk (ÍF 29, 321), MsonaHkr (ÍF 28, 276). — [5] nú grœr jǫrð ‘now earth grows’: This statement is incorrect, because Sigurðr was interred in the stone wall of the church, outside the choir on the south side (ÍF 28, 276). According to Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson (ÍF 28, 276-7 n. 6), this royal burial custom is not attested elsewhere, and he suggests that Sigurðr and his men may have seen such tombs during their journey to Palestine. Other kings who were entombed similarly in Hallvardskirken were Sigurðr’s son, Magnús inn blindi ‘the Blind’ (d. 1139), Ingi Haraldsson (d. 1161) and Hákon ungi ‘the Young’ Hákonarson (d. 1257). — [5] nú ‘now’: In this context, the ms. reading ‘new’ makes little sense. The emendation follows previous eds.

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