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Gísl Magnkv 7II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Gísl Illugason, Erfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr 7’ 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. 421.

Gísl IllugasonErfikvæði about Magnús berfœttr
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Sættisk síðan        — siðr batnaði —
hugfullr konungr        við hatendr sína.
Þann gaf brǫgnum,        es búendr ôttu,
rétt, ráðspakir        rœkðum launa.

Hugfullr konungr sættisk síðan við hatendr sína; siðr batnaði. Gaf brǫgnum þann rétt, es ráðspakir búendr ôttu launa rœkðum.

The very courageous king then reconciled himself with his enemies; conduct improved. He gave people those privileges, which the sensible farmers were to repay with solicitude.

Mss: Mork(22r) (Mork); H(83r), Hr(58rb) (H-Hr); F(57va)

Readings: [1] Sættisk: so H, F, Sættusk Mork, Hr    [3] ‑fullr: ‑prúðr F    [5] gaf: gat H;    brǫgnum: bragningr H, Hr    [8] rœkðum launa: rekkum launat H, Hr

Editions: Skj AI, 441, Skj BI, 410, Skald I, 202; Mork 1867, 136, Mork 1928-32, 305-6, Andersson and Gade 2000, 291, 484 (Mberf); Fms 7, 15 (Mberf ch. 8); F 1871, 265 (Mberf).

Context: Stanzas 7-8 document Magnús’s reconciliation with the people of Trøndelag who had participated in the revolt against him.

Notes: [3] hugfullr ‘very courageous’: Lit. ‘courage-full’. Hugprúðr ‘courage-proud’ (so F) is a possible reading.

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. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  6. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  7. 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.
  8. Internal references
  9. Not published: do not cite (MberfII)
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