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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 64II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 64’ 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. 800.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Nús gunndjarfs
í grǫf lagit
Magnúss lík
í musteri
í Bjǫrgyn,
þars búit gulli
stendr skrautgǫrt
skrín Sunnifu.

Nús lík gunndjarfs Magnúss lagit í grǫf í musteri í Bjǫrgyn, þars skrautgǫrt skrín Sunnifu stendr búit gulli.
‘Now the body of battle-daring Magnús is laid in a grave in the cathedral in Bergen, where the splendidly-crafted shrine of Sunnifa stands adorned with gold.

notes and context

Magnús Erlingsson was buried in Kristkirken in Bergen.



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


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