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Anon Nkt 65II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 65’ 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. 801.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
646566

text and translation

Nús þat sýnt,
at Sverrir ræðr
ógnarǫrr
einn fyr ríki
ǫllu því,
es átt hefir
Haralds kyn
Halfdanssonar.

Nús þat sýnt, at ógnarǫrr Sverrir ræðr einn fyr ǫllu því ríki, es kyn {Haralds Halfdanssonar} hefir átt.
 
‘Now it is evident that battle-generous Sverrir alone rules the entire realm which the kin of Haraldr Hálfdansson [= Haraldr hárfagri] possessed.

notes and context

Sverrir Sigurðarson was sole ruler of Norway from 1184 until his death on 9 March 1202.

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

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