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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 21II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 21’ 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. 514.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Enn lét aðra        austr fyr Mœri
gramr geirþorinn        gunni háða.
Neytti vápna,        þás Vinðr hnigu,
ǫrr oddviti        ǫðru sinni.

Geirþorinn gramr lét háða enn aðra gunni austr fyr Mœri. Ǫrr oddviti neytti vápna ǫðru sinni, þás Vinðr hnigu.
‘The spear-fierce lord let yet another battle be fought in the east off Möre. The valiant leader wielded his weapons for a second time when Wends fell.

notes and context

Sigurðr fought another battle against the Wends off Möre.


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 21: AI, 498, BI, 470-1, Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 211-12, Mork 1928-32, 421, Andersson and Gade 2000, 377, 492 (Sslemb).


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