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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (Mberf) 6II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts 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. 833-4.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts


Anon (Mberf) 6-7 are recorded in Mork (Mork), H, Hr (H-Hr) and F, which is a Mork ms. here. Mork is the main ms.

text and translation

Vegg blæss veðr of tyggja;
viðr þolir nauð í lauðri;
læ tekr klungrs at knýja
keip en gelr í reipum.
Mjór* skelfr — Magnús stýrir —
— móð skerr eik at flóði —
(beit verða sæ slíta)
sjautøgr vǫndr (und rǫndu).

Veðr blæss vegg of tyggja; viðr þolir nauð í lauðri; {læ klungrs} tekr at knýja keip en gelr í reipum. Mjór* sjautøgr vǫndr skelfr; Magnús stýrir; móð eik skerr at flóði; beit verða slíta sæ und rǫndu.
‘The storm-wind fills the sail above the sovereign; the timber suffers distress in the foam; the destroyer of bramble [WIND] begins to beat against the rowlock and roars in the ropes. The slender seventy-measure mast trembles; Magnús steers; the weary oak-ship cleaves the water; boats must lacerate the sea beneath the shields.

notes and context

In Mork and F this and the following st. are given in an unspecific context to illustrate the sailing of Magnús berfœttr. In H-Hr a new prose environment is created from the content of the sts, and they are inserted at the beginning of Magnús’s second campaign to the west in 1102.



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], B. Vers om bestemte personer og begivenheder 3: AI, 591, BI, 592, Skald 288, NN §1226; Mork 1867, 152, Mork 1928-32, 331, Andersson and Gade 2000, 308-9, 487 (Mberf); Fms 7, 66-7 (Mberf ch. 34); F 1871, 276 (Mberf).


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