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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 53II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 53’ 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. 794.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Nú es heldr,
svát halla tekr,
jǫfra at telja:
hét Magnús
mǫgr Sigurðar
en Haraldr bróðir.

Nú es heldr at telja ævilok jǫfra, svát tekr halla: {heiptargjarn mǫgr Sigurðar} hét Magnús en bróðir Haraldr.
‘Now I shall indeed recount the deaths of princes, so that it begins to draw to a close: the vengeance-eager son of Sigurðr [= Magnús] was called Magnús and the brother Haraldr.

notes and context

[3] ævilok ‘deaths’: See Note to st. 18/3.


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 58: AI, 586, BI, 585, Skald I, 285, NN §2121; Flat 1860-8, II, 526.


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