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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ív Sig 44II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 44’ 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. 526-7.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr

text and translation

Sǫng saltara,        meðan Sigurð pínðu
jǫfurs óvinir,        ýta dróttinn.
Bað fyr brǫgnum        bǫðfrœkn jǫfurr,
þeims vellskata        veittu píslir.

{Dróttinn ýta} sǫng saltara, meðan óvinir jǫfurs pínðu Sigurð. Bǫðfrœkn jǫfurr bað fyr brǫgnum, þeims veittu vellskata píslir.
‘The lord of men [KING = Sigurðr] sang the psalter while the prince’s enemies tortured Sigurðr. The battle-brave prince prayed for the men who inflicted torments upon the generous chieftain.

notes and context

As st. 43 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 45: AI, 502, BI, 475, Skald I, 233; Mork 1867, 221, Mork 1928-32, 437, Andersson and Gade 2000, 387, 494 (Sslemb).


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