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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 40II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 40’ 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. 787.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Tók friðsamr
til fǫðurleifðar
ok ársæll
Óláfr kyrri.
Sá réð* gramr
grýttri foldu
samfast ve*tr
sjau ok tuttugu.

Friðsamr ok ársæll Óláfr kyrri tók til fǫðurleifðar. Sá gramr réð* grýttri foldu samfast sjau ok tuttugu ve*tr.
‘Peaceful and prosperous Óláfr kyrri (‘the Quiet’) assumed his paternal inheritance. That lord ruled the rocky ground continuously for seven and twenty years.

notes and context

Óláfr kyrri Haraldsson ruled Norway jointly with his brother Magnús (d. 28 April 1069) for two years and was sole ruler until his death in 1093.



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 45: AI, 585, BI, 583, Skald I, 283; Flat 1860-8 II, 524.


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