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Anon Nkt 61II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 61’ 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. 798-9.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
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En Hôkon
hlaut at ráða
lítla stund
landi ok þegnum,
þvít Erlingr
átti inn skakki
vænan son
ok velborinn.
Gaf* landsfolk
ept liðinn Inga
konungsnafn
Kristínar bur.

En Hôkon hlaut at ráða landi ok þegnum lítla stund, þvít Erlingr inn skakki átti vænan ok velborinn son. Landsfolk gaf* {bur Kristínar} konungsnafn ept liðinn Inga.

But Hákon was destined to rule land and subjects for a short time, because Erlingr inn skakki (‘the Tilting’) had a promising and well-born son. The people of the country gave {Kristín’s son} [= Magnús] the royal title after the death of Ingi.

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Readings: [9] Gaf*: gfu Flat

Editions: Skj AI, 587-8, Skj BI, 587, Skald I, 286; Flat 1860-8, II, 527.

Notes: [All]: Kristín was the daughter of King Sigurðr jórsalafari Magnússon (see Note to st. 52 [All]). Magnús Erlingsson was elected king of Norway at the age of five. See MErlHkr (ÍF 28, 373-4). — [9] gaf* (3rd pers. sg. pret. indic.) ‘gave’: Gfu ‘gave’ (3rd pers. pl. pret. indic.) has been emended to gaf (sg.) because the disyllabic form makes the l. hypermetrical and because the grammatical subject is sg. (so also Skj B and Skald).

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  5. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  6. Internal references
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Biography of) Sigurðr jórsalafari Magnússon’ 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. 467-9.
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