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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 51II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 51’ 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. 793.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Þess es austr
í Ósló bœ
lofðungs lík
lagit í kistu.
Nú grœr jǫrð
of jǫfurs beinum
at Hallvarðs
hári kirkju.

Lík þess lofðungs es lagit í kistu austr í Ósló bœ. Nú grœr jǫrð of beinum jǫfurs at hári Hallvarðskirkju.
‘The corpse of that king is laid in a coffin east in the city of Oslo. Now earth grows over the prince’s bones in lofty Hallvardskirken.

notes and context

Sigurðr was the first Norw. king to be buried in Hallvardskirken (Hallvarðskirkja, the Church of S. Hallvarðr) in Oslo. See Ágr (ÍF 29, 51), Mork 1928-32, 400, Fsk (ÍF 29, 321), MsonaHkr (ÍF 28, 276).



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 56: AI, 586, BI, 585, Skald I, 285; Flat 1860-8, II, 525-6.


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