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Anon Nkt 6II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 6’ 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. 765-6.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
567

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* Hann þat eitt
eiga vildit,
es * langfeðr
leifðu hônum.
Svá vas ríkr
ræsir Sygna
ok ágjarn
við auðgefendr,
at allt land
Elfar á milli
ok Finnmerkr
fylkir átti.
Náði hann
fyr Nóregi
ǫllum fyrst
einn at ráða.

* Hann vildit eiga þat eitt, es * langfeðr leifðu hônum. {Ræsir Sygna} vas svá ríkr ok ágjarn við {auðgefendr}, at fylkir átti allt land á milli Elfar ok Finnmerkr. Hann náði fyrst at ráða einn fyr ǫllum Nóregi.
 
‘He did not only want to possess that which his ancestors had left him. The ruler of the Sygnir [NORWEGIAN KING = Haraldr] was so powerful and aggressive toward wealth-givers [GENEROUS MEN], that the leader possessed all the land between the Götaälv and Finnmark. He was the first to rule alone over all of Norway.

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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 6-7: AI, 579-80, BI, 576, Skald I, 279; Flat 1860-8, II, 520.

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