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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Heil 7VII

Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 878.

Anonymous PoemsHeilagra manna drápa

text and translation

Ingvar nefna enskir saungvar
illan kóng, er lögunum spillir;
ræna vildi ríki sínu
ræsi þann og forsið æsir.
Þeingill varð í þessu fanginn
... gramr †að ... b…gir†
þeim fyr skotspón

Enskir saungvar nefna illan kóng, Ingvar, er spillir lögunum; ræna vildi ræsi þann ríki sínu og æsir forsið. Þeingill varð fanginn í þessu ... gramr †að b…gir† fyr skotspón þeim.
‘English poems mention a wicked king, Ingvarr, who destroys the laws; he wanted to rob that king of his kingdom and moves forward with rage. The king was captured during this ... angry ... as a target for them ...

notes and context

[6]: To Kahle ‘firir’ or ‘fri[...]’ was visible before gramr, while to Finnur Jónsson (Skj A) ‘r’ was visible after ‘b’, but he did not record the ‘gir’ following.



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 XIV], [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 7: AII, 512-13, BII, 564, Skald II, 309; Kahle 1898, 92, 112.


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