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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 38II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 38’ 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. 523-4.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Stunðu seggir;        stôl roðnuðu;
skaut bjartr konungr        bôðum hǫndum.
Hǫrð spjót bitu;        benjar svíddu;
herskip hruðusk        hvárratveggju.

Seggir stunðu; stôl roðnuðu; bjartr konungr skaut bôðum hǫndum. Hǫrð spjót bitu; benjar svíddu; herskip hruðusk hvárratveggju.
‘Men moaned; weapons were reddened; the bright king shot with both hands. Hard spears bit; wounds smarted; warships were cleared on both sides.

notes and context

As st. 37 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 39: AI, 501, BI, 474, Skald I, 233; Mork 1867, 218, Mork 1928-32, 432, Andersson and Gade 2000, 383, 493 (Sslemb).


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