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Anon Nkt 75II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 75’ 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. 806.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

text and translation

Nú biðk Krist,
at konungs spjalli
hafi þat allt,
es œskir sér,
af guði sjǫlfum,
allan aldr
ok unaðs njóti.

Nú biðk Krist, at spjalli konungs hafi allt þat, es œskir sér, giptudrjúgr, af guði sjǫlfum, ok njóti unaðs allan aldr.
‘Now I ask Christ that the confidant of the king should have all that which he wishes for himself, the one of lasting good luck, from God himself, and that he should enjoy bliss all his life.

notes and context



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 83: AI, 589, BI, 590, Skald I, 288; Flat 1860-8, II, 528.


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