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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 41II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 41’ 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. 788.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Kom ofbrátt
ǫndu at ræna
mikil sótt
Magnúss fǫður.
Sá vas enn
ǫðlingr grafinn
Krists * kirkju
í Kaupangi.

Mikil sótt kom ofbrátt at ræna {fǫður Magnúss} ǫndu. Sá ǫðlingr vas enn grafinn * Kristskirkju í Kaupangi.
‘A great illness came very suddenly to rob Magnús’s father [= Óláfr] of his life. That ruler was also buried in Kristkirken in Trondheim.

notes and context

Óláfr kyrri Haraldsson died of an illness on 22 or 23 September 1093. See Theodoricus (MHN 58-9), Ágr (ÍF 29, 41), Mork 1928-32, 296, Fsk (ÍF 29, 302), ÓlkyrrHkr (ÍF 28, 209).



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 46: AI, 585, BI, 583, Skald I, 283, NN §2808; Flat 1860-8, II, 524.


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