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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 17II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 17’ 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. 512.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Hratt hvasst skipi        í hvǫtu veðri
rǫst ríðandi        ok ramir straumar.
Festu seggir        snekkju langa
kynstórs jǫfurs        við Kalmarnes.

Ríðandi rǫst ok ramir straumar hratt skipi hvasst í hvǫtu veðri. Seggir festu langa snekkju kynstórs jǫfurs við Kalmarnes.
‘The whirling maelstrom and the strong currents pushed the ship fiercely in the piercing wind. Men moored the long warship of the highborn prince by the headland of Kalmar.

notes and context

As sts 15-16 above.



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: Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbǫlkr 17: AI, 498, BI, 470, Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 211, Mork 1928-32, 420, Andersson and Gade 2000, 376, 492 (Sslemb); F 1871, 328 (MbHg).


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