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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 6II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 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, p. 505.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

Bar Sigurði        sigr at hendi
ór orrostu        inn frá Stauri.

Sigr bar at hendi Sigurði ór orrostu inn frá Stauri.

Victory came to Sigurðr from the battle on the inner side of Point of Stoer.

Mss: Mork(32v) (Mork)

Editions: Skj AI, 496, Skj BI, 469, Skald I, 230; Mork 1867, 203, Mork 1928-32, 407, Andersson and Gade 2000, 368, 491 (Sslemb).

Context: As st. 5 above.

Notes: [1] Sigurði ‘Sigurðr’: For the metrically irregular form Sigurði (suspended resolution on the first two syllables of that name), see Kuhn 1939, 184-213. — [1-2] sigr bar at hendi Sigurði ‘victory came to Sigurðr’: Bera ‘carry’ (bar 3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) is used impersonally here with sigr ‘victory’ as the object (lit. ‘victory was carried to the hand of Sigurðr’). — [4] Stauri ‘Point of Stoer’: Located between Eddrachillis Bay and Enard Bay on the north-western coast of Scotland.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. 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.
  4. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  5. Kuhn, Hans (1899). 1939. ‘Westgermanisches in der altnordischen Verskunst’. BGDSL 63, 178-236. Rpt. in Kuhn (1899) 1969-78, I, 485-527.
  6. 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.

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