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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Berv 18II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Bersǫglisvísur 18’ 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. 30.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonBersǫglisvísur

text and translation

Lát auman nú njóta,
Nóregs, ok gef stórum,
— môl halt * — svá sem sælan,
sinjórr, laga þinna.

{Sinjórr Nóregs}, lát auman svá sem sælan nú njóta laga þinna, ok gef stórum; halt * môl.
‘Seigneur of Norway [= Magnús], let the poor as well as the prosperous now enjoy your laws, and give lavishly; keep your promises.

notes and context

In SnE (Skm), sinjórr ‘seigneur’ is given as an ókennt nafn ‘noun without periphrasis’ for ‘ruler’.

Because B is damaged and difficult to read, 744ˣ (AM 744 4°ˣ) has been used selectively.



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: Sigvatr Þórðarson, 11. Bersǫglisvísur 15: AI, 256, BI, 238, Skald I, 123; SnE 1848-87, I, 514-15, 528-9, II, 463, 545, 605, 609, SnE 1931, 180, 185, SnE 1998, I, 100, 105; Jón Skaptason 1983, 152, 296.


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