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Ív Sig 12II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 12’ 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. 509.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
111213

text and translation

Helt snarr konungr        snekkju einni
vígligr of ver        vestr í eyjar.

Snarr konungr helt einni snekkju, vígligr, of ver vestr í eyjar.
 
‘The valiant king steered one warship, warlike, across the sea west to the isles.

notes and context

From Saxony Sigurðr sailed to Orkney.

In the Mork version, this was Sigurðr’s second visit to islands in the west, whereas, according to Hkr (ÍF 28, 298), it was his first.

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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 5: AI, 496, BI, 468, Skald I, 229; Mork 1867, 204, Mork 1928-32, 409, Andersson and Gade 2000, 369, 491 (Sslemb).

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