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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 50II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 50’ 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. 792.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

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Réð ágætr
ok ellifu
sextán vetr
Sigurðr fyr ríki,
áðr mannskœð
Mœra dróttins
brygði lífi.

Ágætr Sigurðr réð fyr ríki sextán ok ellifu vetr, áðr mannskœð banasótt brygði lífi {dróttins Mœra}.
‘Splendid Sigurðr ruled the realm sixteen and eleven years before a man-harming, deadly disease ended the life of the lord of the Mœrir [NORWEGIAN KING = Sigurðr].

notes and context

Sigurðr ruled Norway from 1103 until his death on 26 March 1130.


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 55: AI, 586, BI, 584-5, Skald I, 284-5; Flat 1860-8, II, 525.


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