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Anon Nkt 45II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 45’ 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. 790.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
444546

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Þats þá sagt,
at saman réði
þjóðkonungar
þrír fyr landi.
Þat hefk heyrt,
at hafi varla
fremri brœðr
á fold komit.

Þats þá sagt, at þrír þjóðkonungar réði saman fyr landi. Þat hefk heyrt, at fremri brœðr hafi varla komit á fold.
 
‘It is said, then, that three mighty kings ruled the country together. I have heard, that more outstanding brothers have hardly been born on earth.

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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.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XII], [2]. Nóregs konunga-tal 50: AI, 585, BI, 584, Skald I, 284; Flat 1860-8, II, 525.

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