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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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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

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

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.

Mss: Flat(144vb)

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

Notes: [All]: Sverrir Sigurðarson was sole ruler of Norway from 1184 until his death on 9 March 1202.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. 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.

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