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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 25II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 25’ 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. 516.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Dreif til skógar        fyr skjǫldungi
landmanna lið,        þars logar brunnu.
Vǫkðu drengir        með dǫrr roðin
blóð Benteini,        áðr bana fengi.

Lið landmanna dreif til skógar fyr skjǫldungi, þars logar brunnu. Drengir vǫkðu blóð Benteini með roðin dǫrr, áðr fengi bana.
‘The host of countrymen rushed to the forest ahead of the ruler, where fires burned. Warriors drew Benteinn’s blood with reddened spears, before he received his death blow.

notes and context

As st. 24 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 25: AI, 499, BI, 471, Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 213, Mork 1928-32, 424, Andersson and Gade 2000, 378-9, 492 (Sslemb); F 1871, 330 (MbHg).


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