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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gísl Magnkv 2II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 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, p. 418.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr

text and translation

Ýtti ór Ósló        til Egils fundar
lofðungr liði        lands at krefja.
Fylgðu ræsi        ok Rygir sunnan
linns láðgefendr        ór lǫgum tvennum.

Lofðungr ýtti liði ór Ósló til fundar Egils at krefja lands. {{Linns láð}gefendr} ór tvennum lǫgum ok Rygir fylgðu ræsi sunnan.
‘The lord led his troop from Oslo to the meeting with Egill to reclaim his land. Dispensers of the snake’s land [(lit. ‘land-dispensers of the snake’) GOLD > GENEROUS MEN] from two law-districts and the Rygir accompanied the ruler from the south.

notes and context

As st. 1 above.

[5]: Echoes Anon (Sv) 1/1.



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: Gísl Illugason, 1. Erfikvæði um Magnús berfœtt 2: AI, 440, BI, 409, Skald I, 202; Mork 1867, 132, Mork 1928-32, 300, Andersson and Gade 2000, 287, 484 (Mberf); Fms 7, 7 (Mberf ch. 5); F 1871, 262 (Mberf).


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