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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 34II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 34’ 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. 521.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Fýstisk sunnan        Sigurðr á lesti
með lítit lið        lǫnd at sœkja.
Bjósk með hônum        til herfarar
margs andvani        Magnús konungr.

Á lesti fýstisk Sigurðr sunnan með lítit lið at sœkja lǫnd. Magnús konungr, andvani margs, bjósk með hônum til herfarar.
‘In the end, Sigurðr was eager [to travel] from the south with a small force to conquer the lands. King Magnús, deprived of much, prepared to join him on the war-expedition.

notes and context

After their rampage along the coast of Norway, Sigurðr and Magnús sailed to Denmark. The following autumn (1139) they returned to Norway with thirty warships manned by Norwegians and Danes.


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 35: AI, 500-1, BI, 473, Skald I, 232; Mork 1867, 217, Mork 1928-32, 430-1, Andersson and Gade 2000, 383, 493 (Sslemb).


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