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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 29II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 29’ 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. 518-19.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Veitti vísi        fyr Valsnesi
sókn snarpliga        Svína-Grími.
Hann lét missa        mildings *nefa
hœgri handar,        áðr hjaldr lykisk.

Vísi veitti Svína-Grími snarpliga sókn fyr Valsnesi. Hann lét {*nefa mildings} missa hœgri handar, áðr hjaldr lykisk.
‘The leader made a vigorous attack on Svína-Grímr (‘Pig-Grímr’) off Valsneset. He caused the nephew of the generous one [= Svína-Grímr] to lose his right hand before the fighting came to a close.

notes and context

When Sigurðr arrived at Valsneset in Trøndelag, he captured Svína-Grímr and had his right hand cut off.



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 30: AI, 500, BI, 472, Skald I, 232; Mork 1867, 215, Mork 1928-32, 427, Andersson and Gade 2000, 380, 493 (Sslemb).


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