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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Knútdr 2I

Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Knútsdrápa 2’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 652.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonKnútsdrápa

text and translation

Ok senn sonu
sló, hvern ok þó,
Aðalráðs eða
út flæmði Knútr.

Ok Knútr sló senn eða flæmði út sonu Aðalráðs, ok þó hvern.
‘And Knútr soon defeated or drove out the sons of Æthelred, and indeed, each one.

notes and context

Both ÓH-Hkr and Knýtl quote this stanza following an account of the conclusion of Knútr’s conquest of England, and of the death or exile of Æthelred’s sons.



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, 10. Knútsdrápa 2: AI, 248, BI, 232, Skald I, 120, NN §647; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 34, IV, 116, ÍF 27, 33 (ÓHHkr ch. 26); ÓH 1941, I, 55 (ch. 28), Flat 1860-8, II, 30; Knýtl 1919-25, 49, ÍF 35, 120 (ch. 16).


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