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Anon Eirm 9I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Eiríksmál 9’ 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. 1013.

Anonymous PoemsEiríksmál
89

text and translation

‘Konungar eru fimm *;         kenni ek þér nafn allra;
        ek em inn sétti sjalfr.’

‘Eru fimm konungar *; kenni ek þér nafn allra; ek em sjalfr inn sétti.’
 
‘‘There are five kings ; I shall identify for you the names of all; I am myself the sixth.’

notes and context

As for st. 1 (Fsk).

[1] eru fimm konungar * ‘there are five kings *’: Here Eiríkr himself speaks at last. The phrase identifying him as such in the mss, however, is extrametrical and is omitted here; see Introduction to the poem.

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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: Anonyme digte og vers [X], I. A. [1]. Eiríksmál 9: AI, 175, BI, 166, Skald I, 89; Fsk 1902-3, 30 (ch. 7), ÍF 29, 79 (ch. 8); Möbius 1860, 232, Gordon 1957, 149, Jón Helgason 1968, 23.

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