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Ív Sig 13II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 13’ 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. 509-10.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
121314

Tóku við mildum        Magnúss syni
Hǫrðar ok Sygnir        at Harald fallinn.
Sórusk margir        menn á þingi
buðlungs syni        í bróður stað.

Hǫrðar ok Sygnir tóku við {mildum syni Magnúss} at Harald fallinn. Margir menn á þingi sórusk í stað bróður {syni buðlungs}.

The Hǫrðar and Sygnir accepted {the generous son of Magnús} [= Sigurðr] after the fall of Haraldr. Many men at the assembly swore to be like a brother {to the sovereign’s son} [= Sigurðr].

Mss: (642v), 39(43va), F(70va-b), E(52r), J2ˣ(346r-v), 42ˣ(39v) (Hkr); H(118v), Hr(78ra) (H-Hr); FskBˣ(94v), FskAˣ(372-373) (Fsk); Mork(33r) (Mork)

Readings: [1] við mildum: margir F, síðan Mork    [2] Magnúss syni: við Magnúss syni F, Sigurð til landa Mork    [3] Hǫrðar: ‘horða’ Mork    [4] at: ept 42ˣ, FskBˣ    [5] Sórusk: so 39, E, J2ˣ, 42ˣ, H, Hr, FskBˣ, FskAˣ, ‘svoruz’ Kˣ, svǫrðusk F, Mork    [7] buðlungs: ‘buþlvgs’ Mork

Editions: Skj AI, 497, Skj BI, 469, Skald I, 230; ÍF 28, 302 (MbHg ch. 16), F 1871, 325, E 1916, 182; Fms 7, 205 (MbHg ch. 20); ÍF 29, 330 (ch. 96); Mork 1867, 207, Mork 1928-32, 414, Andersson and Gade 2000, 372, 491 (Sslemb).

Context: After the murder of Haraldr gilli (14 December 1136), the people of Nordhordland, Sogn and Fjordane elected Sigurðr king.

Notes: [All]: The Mork version of this st. is clearly corrupt, and has been chosen as the main ms. — [1-2]: The F and Mork variants can be construed as follows: margir tóku við syni Magnúss ‘many accepted the son of Magnús’ (so F); tóku síðan Sigurð til landa ‘they then elected Sigurðr (to rule) the lands’ (so Mork). The F reading is unmetrical (l. 2, við Magnúss syni, is hypermetrical), and the Mork version seems to have been occasioned by corruption from the prose text (Mork 1928-32, 414): Her vicr hann sva til at þvi sem fyʀ var sagt at þeir toco við S. slembi at konvngi ‘here he [Ívarr] refers to that which was mentioned previously, that they accepted Sigurðr slembir as king’. See Andersson and Gade 2000, 50.

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. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  7. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  8. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  9. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  10. 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.
  11. Internal references
  12. Not published: do not cite (MbHgII)
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