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Anon Nkt 58II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 58’ 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. 797.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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text and translation

Vasat saklaust,
þás Sigurð hǫfðu
frœkinn mann
fjǫrvi ræntan.
Sás í fold
hjá feðr sínum
í Bjǫrgyn
búinn at liggja.

Vasat saklaust, þás hǫfðu ræntan Sigurð, frœkinn mann, fjǫrvi. Sás búinn at liggja í fold hjá feðr sínum í Bjǫrgyn.
 
‘It was not without cause when they robbed Sigurðr, the daring man, of his life. That one is fit to lie in the ground next to his father in Bergen.

notes and context

Sigurðr munnr ‘Mouth’ Haraldsson was killed in Bergen by his brother Ingi’s men on 10 June 1155. See Mork 1928-32, 454-9, Fsk (ÍF 29, 335-8), HsonaHkr (ÍF 28, 337-42). He was buried in Kristkirken in Bergen (see Note to st. 55 [All]). See also ESk Ingdr 2-4.

sources

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 64: AI, 587, BI, 586, Skald I, 285-6; Flat 1860-8, II, 526.

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