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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 31II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 31’ 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. 520.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Vann fyr Mœri        mildingr tekinn
Heðin með hǫndum        ok hans liða.
Hann lét Kalfi        klingruauga
heldr harðliga        heiptir goldnar.

Mildingr vann Heðin ok liða hans tekinn með hǫndum fyr Mœri. Hann lét Kalfi klingruauga heldr harðliga goldnar heiptir.
‘The generous ruler captured Heðinn and his companions off Møre. He let Kálfr klingruauga (‘Round-eye’) be repaid quite brutally for his belligerence.

notes and context

When Sigurðr sailed south past Møre, he captured Heðinn harðmagi ‘Hard-belly’ and Kálfr klingruauga ‘Round-eye’. He killed Kálfr and let Heðinn go.

Heðinn and Kálfr are otherwise unknown.



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 32: AI, 500, BI, 472-3, Skald 232; Mork 1867, 215, Mork 1928-32, 427, Andersson and Gade 2000, 380-1, 493 (Sslemb).


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