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Anon Nkt 42II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 42’ 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
414243

text and translation

En Óláfr
átti inn kyrri
frœknan son
ok fjárgóðan.
Réð Magnús
fyr mani Yggjar
tíu vetr
at tali fyrða.

En Óláfr inn kyrri átti frœknan ok fjárgóðan son. Magnús réð fyr {mani Yggjar} tíu vetr at tali fyrða.
 
‘But Óláfr inn kyrri (‘the Quiet’) had a bold and generous son. Magnús ruled Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> girl [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)] for ten years according to people’s reckoning.

notes and context

Magnús Óláfsson ruled Norway 1093-1103.

sources

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 47: AI, 585, BI, 583, Skald I, 284; Flat 1860-8, II, 525.

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