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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 52II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 52’ 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. 793-4.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

En biltrauðr
bæði lifði
ept Sigurð
sonr ok dóttir.
Þess mun enn
þokkum síðar
dóttir nefnd
Dœla hilmis.

En bæði lifði biltrauðr sonr ok dóttir ept Sigurð. Dóttir {þess hilmis Dœla} mun enn nefnd þokkum síðar.
‘But both a resolute son and a daughter survived Sigurðr. The daughter of that lord of the Dœlir [NORWEGIAN KING = Sigurðr] will again be mentioned somewhat later.

notes and context

The son is Magnús inn blindi ‘the Blind’ Sigurðarson (d. 12 November 1139), and the daughter is Kristín, who married Jarl Erlingr skakki Kyrpinga-Ormsson and became the mother of King Magnús Erlingsson (d. 1184).


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 57: AI, 586, BI, 585, Skald I, 285; Flat 1860-8, II, 526.


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