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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 3II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 3’ 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, pp. 763-4.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Þar vilk fyrst,
ef firar hlýði
minni mærð,
til máls taka,
es hugprúðr
Halfdan svarti
átti frœknan.

Þar vilk fyrst taka til máls, ef firar hlýði mærð minni, es hugprúðr Halfdan svarti átti frœknan erfivǫrð.
‘I will first begin the story, if people will listen to my praise, where splendid-minded Hálfdan svarti (‘the Black’) had a bold heir.

notes and context

[5]: The l. is one syllable too short and earlier eds add es (þar es lit. ‘there where’).



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 XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 3: AI, 579, BI, 575, Skald I, 278; Flat 1860-8, II, 520.


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