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Anon Nkt 38II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 38’ 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. 785-6.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
373839

text and translation

Þats mér sagt,
at Sigurðr hrísi
Haralds sonr
héti forðum.
Vas Halfdan
Hrísa arfi
en Sigurðr sýrr
sonr Halfdanar.

Þats mér sagt, at sonr Haralds héti Sigurðr hrísi forðum. Halfdan vas arfi Hrísa, en Sigurðr sýrr sonr Halfdanar.
 
‘That has been told me that Haraldr’s son was called Sigurðr hrísi (‘Illegitimate’) in olden times. Hálfdan was the heir of Hrísi, and Sigurðr sýrr (‘Sow’) [was] the son of Hálfdan.

notes and context

The wording of this st. corresponds closely to the prose of Mork (1928-32, 56): Ætt Haralldz er su so᷎gd ath verid hafe at Haralldr harfagre atti son þann er kalladr var Sigurdr hrise. han var fadir Haldanar fodr Sigurdar syrs fodr Haralldz ‘The genealogy of Haraldr is said to have been such, that Haraldr hárfagri had a son who was called Sigurðr hrísi. He was the father of Hálfdan, the father of Sigurðr sýrr, the father of Haraldr’. Cf. also HN (MHN 109-10): Sigwardus risi (id est gigas), filius Haraldi comati genuit Halfdanum patrem istius Sigwardi ‘Sigurðr risi (that is ‘Giant’), the son of Haraldr ‘the Long-haired’, begot Hálfdan the father of this Sigurðr’.

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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.

editions and texts

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 42: AI, 584, BI, 582, Skald I, 283; Flat 1860-8, II, 524.

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