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Anon Nkt 23II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 23’ 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. 776.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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text and translation

Réð tolf vetr
tíri gǫfgaðr
Eirekr jarl
fyr Yggs mani,
áðr * lofðungr
ór landi fór
vestr of haf,
sás vini gœddi.

Eirekr jarl, gǫfgaðr tíri, réð tolf vetr fyr {mani Yggs}, áðr * lofðungr, sás gœddi vini, fór ór landi vestr of haf.
 
‘Eiríkr jarl, endowed with glory, ruled twelve years over Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> girl [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)], before the lord, who enriched his friends, went from the land west across the sea.

notes and context

Eiríkr left Norway before 1014 (see ÍF 27, xxv) after appointing his son, Hákon, regent. According to the chronology of Nkt, he left in 1012. He later joined his brother-in-law, Knútr inn ríki Sveinsson (Cnut the Great), in England. — [4] mani Yggs ‘Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> girl [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)]’: See Note to st. 8/1, 2.

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editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 26: AI, 582, BI, 579, Skald I, 281; Flat 1860-8, II, 522.

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