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Anon Nkt 29II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 29’ 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. 779-80.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
282930

text and translation

Bar kappsamr
Knútr inn ríki
bjartan seim
und búendr marga.
Sparði lítt
við lenda menn
auð, til þess
at * jǫfur vélti.

Kappsamr Knútr inn ríki bar bjartan seim und marga búendr. Sparði lítt auð við lenda menn, til þess at * vélti jǫfur.
 
‘Vigorous Knútr inn ríki (‘the Mighty’) distributed bright gold among many farmers. He hardly withheld wealth from the district chieftains to the end that they should betray the prince.

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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.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 33: AI, 583, BI, 580-1, Skald I, 282; Flat 1860-8, II, 523.

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