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Anon Nkt 44II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 44’ 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. 789-90.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
434445

Fór málsnjallr
Magnús konungr
til Írlands
ungr at herja.
Varð ágætr
Eysteins faðir
fleina flaug
felldr í þeiri.

Málsnjallr Magnús konungr fór ungr til Írlands at herja. {Ágætr faðir Eysteins} varð felldr í {þeiri flaug fleina}.

Eloquent King Magnús went young to Ireland to harry. {The famous father of Eysteinn} [= Magnús] was killed in {that flight of spears} [BATTLE].

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Editions: Skj AI, 585, Skj BI, 583-4, Skald I, 284; Flat 1860-8, II, 525.

Notes: [All]: Magnús fell in battle in Ulster on 24 August 1103. See Theodoricus (MHN 63), Ágr (ÍF 29, 46-7), Mork 1928-32, 332-7, Fsk (ÍF 29, 312-15), MberfHkr (ÍF 28, 234-7), Þham Magndr 5. — [4] ungr ‘young’: Magnús was close to thirty years old when he died (see ÍF 28, 237).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Ágr = [Anonymous] Ágrip af Nóregs konunga sögum.
  4. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  5. MHN = Storm, Gustav, ed. 1880. Monumenta historica Norvegiæ: Latinske kildeskrifter til Norges historie i middelalderen. Kristiania (Oslo): Brøgger. Rpt. 1973. Oslo: Aas & Wahl.
  6. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  7. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  8. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  9. Theodoricus = Theodrici monachi historia de antiquitate regum Norwagiensium. In MHN 1-68.
  10. Internal references
  11. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. clix-clxi.
  12. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Þorkell hamarskáld, Magnússdrápa 5’ 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. 413-14.
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