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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 20II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 20’ 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. 513.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Hrauð ungr konungr        átta snekkjur
— vargr gein of val —        Vinða ferðar.
Hné fyr eggju        óþjóðar lið.

Ungr konungr hrauð átta snekkjur ferðar Vinða; vargr gein of val. Lið óþjóðar hné fyr eggju.
‘The young king cleared eight warships of the force of the Wends; the wolf gaped over carrion. The host of evildoers fell before the sword-edge.

notes and context

As st. 19 above.

Two ll. are missing from the second helmingr.


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 20: AI, 498, BI, 470, Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 211, Mork 1928-32, 421, Andersson and Gade 2000, 377, 492 (Sslemb).


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