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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 59II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 59’ 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

text and translation

Vas Eysteinn
austan fjarðar
lífi ræntr
af liði Inga.
Nús sá gramr
grundu ausinn
andar sparr
austr at Forsi.

Eysteinn vas ræntr lífi austan fjarðar af liði Inga. Nús sá gramr ausinn grundu, sparr andar, austr at Forsi.
‘Eysteinn was robbed of his life east of the fjord by Ingi’s host. Now that lord is covered with earth, bereft of life, east at Foss.

notes and context

Eysteinn Haraldsson was killed by his brother Ingi’s men on the eastern side of Oslofjorden on 21 August 1157. See Mork 1928-32, 460-2, Fsk (ÍF 29, 339-41), HsonaHkr (ÍF 28, 343-6), ESk Eystdr 2.


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 65: AI, 587, BI, 586-7, Skald I, 286; Flat 1860-8, II, 526.


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