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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 63II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 63’ 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. 799-800.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Vas sókndjarfr
sonr Kristínar
sjautján vetr
ok sex konungr,
unz ágætr
austr í Sogni
frœkinn gram*
felldi Sverrir.

{Sókndjarfr sonr Kristínar} vas konungr sjautján vetr ok sex, unz ágætr Sverrir felldi frœkinn gram* austr í Sogni.
‘The battle-brave son of Kristín [= Magnús] was king for seventeen years and six, until renowned Sverrir killed the bold ruler east in Sogn.

notes and context

Magnús Erlingsson fell at the battle of Fimreite, Sogn, against Sverrir Sigurðarson on 15 June 1184. See ÍF 30, 135-54.



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 70: AI, 588, BI, 587, Skald I, 286; Flat 1860-8, II, 527.


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