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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 35II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 35’ 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. 522.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Helt þrim tøgum        þjóðnýtr konungr
snekkjum sunnan        við sókn búinn.
Uggðu lýðir        lið Sigurðar;
lék skjǫldr við skjǫld        á skipum vísa.

Þjóðnýtr konungr, búinn við sókn, helt þrim tøgum snekkjum sunnan. Lýðir uggðu lið Sigurðar; skjǫldr lék við skjǫld á skipum vísa.
‘The very able king, ready for battle, steered thirty warships from the south. People feared Sigurðr’s troop; shield played against shield on the leader’s ships.

notes and context

As st. 34 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 36: AI, 501, BI, 473, Skald I, 232; Mork 1867, 217, Mork 1928-32, 431, Andersson and Gade 2000, 383, 493  (Sslemb).


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