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Anon Nkt 35II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 35’ 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. 783-4.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
343536

Vas harmdauðr
hverjum manni
fylkir fœrðr,
þars * faðir hvílir.
Sá vas norðr
í Nóregi
Krists * kirkju
konungmaðr grafinn.

Fylkir, harmdauðr hverjum manni, vas fœrðr, þars * faðir hvílir. Sá konungmaðr vas grafinn * Kristskirkju norðr í Nóregi.

The leader, whose death was lamented by all men, was brought back to where his father rests. That king was buried in Kristkirken north in Norway.

Mss: Flat(144va)

Readings: [4] þars * faðir: þar hans faðir Flat    [7] Krists * kirkju: Krists at kirkju Flat

Editions: Skj AI, 584, Skj BI, 581-2, Skald I, 283, NN §2808; Flat 1860-8, II, 524.

Notes: [All]: The st. shows close verbal correspondences with the prose in Ágr (ÍF 29, 37): En lík hans var fœrt norðr í Þrándheim ok nið<r> sett í Kristskirkju, þar sem faðir hans hvílir. Ok var þetta hvárutveggja landinu mikill harmdauði ‘But his body was brought north to Trondheim and buried in Kristkirken where his father rests. And his death was much lamented [lit. this was a great grief-death] in both countries’. Magnús was not buried in Kristkirken, however, because that church was erected later by his cousin Óláfr Haraldsson (see Note to st. 31 [All]). Rather, his body was interred in Klemenskirken (Clemenskirkja, the Church of S. Clement), which also housed the shrine of S. Óláfr before it was moved to Kristkirken, and Magnús’s remains must have been moved later to Kristkirken along with those of his father. See HSigHkr (ÍF 28, 107). The wrong place of burial is also given in Mork (1928-32, 147) and Fsk (ÍF 29, 249). See also Okík Magn 2-3, ÞjóðA Lv 1, Anon (MH) 1. — [1] harmdauðr hverjum manni ‘whose death was lamented by all men’: Lit. ‘grief-dead to every man’. — [4] þars * faðir ‘where his father’: Lit. ‘there where [his] father’: The enclitic rel. particle [e]s has been added for syntactic reasons (þar for þars is a C14th construction; see NS §265 Anm. 2a), and the possessive hans ‘his’ (so Flat) has been omitted (extrametrical). — [7] * Kristskirkju (f. dat. or gen. sg.) ‘in Kristkirken’: Krists at kirkju (lit. ‘Christ’s at Church’; so Flat) renders the l. as fornyrðislag rather than kviðuháttr, and most earlier eds delete the prep., assuming a loc. dat. or gen. (see NS §§117, 141). For the translation ‘in Kristkirken’ see NN §2808. See also Note to st. 31 [All].

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. Ágr = [Anonymous] Ágrip af Nóregs konunga sögum.
  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. NS = Nygaard, Marius. 1906. Norrøn syntax. Kristiania (Oslo): Aschehoug. Rpt. 1966.
  7. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  8. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  9. Internal references
  10. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ 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, pp. clix-clxi.
  11. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Morkinskinna (Mork)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].
  12. Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Magnúss saga góða ok Haralds harðráða 1’ 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. 813-14.
  13. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Oddr kíkinaskáld, Poem about Magnús góði 2’ 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. 33.
  14. Diana Whaley (ed.) 2009, ‘Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur 1’ 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. 165.
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