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Sigv Víkv 12I

Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Víkingarvísur 12’ 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. 551.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonVíkingarvísur
111213

Tǫnn rauð tolfta sinni
tírfylgjandi ylgjar
(varð) í Fetlafirði
(fjǫrbann lagit mǫnnum).

{Tírfylgjandi} rauð tǫnn ylgjar tolfta sinni í Fetlafirði; {fjǫrbann} varð lagit mǫnnum.

{The glory-follower} [WARRIOR] reddened the tooth of the she-wolf for the twelfth time in Fetlafjǫrðr; {a life-ban} [DEATH] was imposed on men.

Mss: (228v), papp18ˣ(67v) (Hkr); Holm2(7v), R686ˣ(13r), J2ˣ(123v), 325VI(6vb), 73aˣ(21v), 78aˣ(20v-21r), 68(6v), 61(80rb), 75c(3v), 325V(9rb), 325VII(2r), Bb(127rb), Flat(80va), Tóm(96v) (ÓH)

Readings: [1] rauð: réð 75c, rauð í Tóm    [2] ‑fylgjandi: ‘fylgiadi’ R686ˣ    [4] fjǫr‑: ‘feyr‑’ Bb;    lagit: ‘lag[...]’ R686ˣ;    mǫnnum: ‘m(an)ni’(?) R686ˣ, manna J2ˣ, 68, 61

Editions: Skj AI, 227, Skj BI, 216, Skald I, 112, NN §615; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 24, IV, 113, ÍF 27, 24, Hkr 1991, I, 266 (ÓHHkr ch. 17); ÓH 1941, I, 48 (ch. 24), Flat 1860-8, II, 21; Fell 1981b, 120, Jón Skaptason 1983, 64, 225.

Context: Óláfr’s next battle was west in Fetlafjǫrðr. The stanza follows on from st. 9, with only a brief prose link.

Notes: [3] í Fetlafirði ‘in Fetlafjǫrðr’: Johnsen (1916, 16-17) suggests this is (Lat.) Flavium Brigantium, now Betanzos, in Galicia, north-west Spain, which lies at the head of the fjord-like estuary of the Ría de Betanzos. Kock (NN §615) takes the phrase with the rest of ll. 3-4, producing a more straightforward word order.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. NN = Kock, Ernst Albin. 1923-44. Notationes Norrœnæ: Anteckningar till Edda och skaldediktning. Lunds Universitets årsskrift new ser. 1. 28 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Fell, Christine E. 1981b. ‘Víkingarvísur’. In Dronke et al. 1981, 106-22.
  5. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  6. ÓH 1941 = Johnsen, Oscar Albert and Jón Helgason, eds. 1941. Saga Óláfs konungs hins helga: Den store saga om Olav den hellige efter pergamenthåndskrift i Kungliga biblioteket i Stockholm nr. 2 4to med varianter fra andre håndskrifter. 2 vols. Det norske historiske kildeskriftfond skrifter 53. Oslo: Dybwad.
  7. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  8. Hkr 1893-1901 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1893-1901. Heimskringla: Nóregs konunga sǫgur af Snorri Sturluson. 4 vols. SUGNL 23. Copenhagen: Møller.
  9. Hkr 1991 = Bergljót S. Kristjánsdóttir et al., eds. 1991. Heimskringla. 3 vols. Reykjavík: Mál og menning.
  10. Jón Skaptason. 1983. ‘Material for an Edition and Translation of the Poems of Sigvat Þórðarson, skáld’. Ph.D. thesis. State University of New York at Stony Brook. DAI 44: 3681A.
  11. Johnsen, Oscar Albert. 1916. Olav Haraldssons ungdom indtil slaget ved Nesjar. Kristiania [Oslo]: Dybwad.
  12. Internal references
  13. Not published: do not cite (ÓHHkrI)
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