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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 37II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 37’ 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. 785.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Þós þess máls,
es ek mæla hygg,
meiri hlutr
miklu eptir.
Nú skal þat
þaðan af greiða
jǫfra kyns,
es enn lifir.

Þós eptir miklu meiri hlutr þess máls, es ek hygg mæla. Skal nú þaðan af greiða þat kyns jǫfra, es enn lifir.
‘Yet there is a much greater part left of the story which I intend to tell. I shall now, henceforth, present that [story] of the kin of princes which still lives.

notes and context



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 41: AI, 584, BI, 582, Skald I, 283; Flat 1860-8, II, 524.


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