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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
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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.

Mss: Mork(21v) (Mork); H(82r), Hr(57va) (H-Hr); F(56vb-57ra)

Readings: [1] Ýtti: ‘ytím’ H;    ór Ósló: orrostu F    [5] Fylgðu: fylgði F    [6] ok: om. F    [8] ór: í F

Editions: Skj AI, 440, Skj 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).

Context: As st. 1 above.

Notes: [1] ór Ósló ‘from Oslo’: Present-day capital of Norway. Oslo was founded by King Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson because the location made it favourable for defence against Dan. attacks and also for launching attacks on Denmark. Magnús was first elected king of Norway in Viken, the districts around Oslofjorden, and his strongest support appears to have come from that region of the country. — [2] til fundar Egils ‘to the meeting with Egill’: For the identity of Egill, see Note to SteigÞ Kv l. 1. — [5]: Echoes Anon (Sv) 1/1. — [8] ór tvennum lǫgum ‘from two law-districts’: For the meaning ‘law-district’ see Fritzner: lǫg 4. See also st. 17/6 below, Anon (MH) 1/2 and Anon Nkt 19/2.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  5. Fritzner = Fritzner, Johan. 1883-96. Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog. 3 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske forlagsforening. 4th edn. Rpt. 1973. Oslo etc.: Universitetsforlaget.
  6. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  7. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  8. Mork 1867 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1867. Morkinskinna: Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Indeholdende en af de ældste optegnelser af norske kongesagaer. Oslo: Bentzen.
  9. Internal references
  10. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson’ 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. 35-56.
  11. Not published: do not cite (MberfII)
  12. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 19’ 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. 774.
  13. Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Magnúss saga góða ok Haralds harðráða 1’ 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. 813-14.
  14. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Sverris saga 1’ 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. 842-3.
  15. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Steigar-Þórir Þórðarson, Kviðlingr’ 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. 391-2.
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