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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 61II/5 — þvít ‘because’

En Hôkon
hlaut at ráða
lítla stund
landi ok þegnum,
þvít Erlingr
átti inn skakki
vænan son
ok velborinn.
Gaf* landsfolk
ept liðinn Inga
Kristínar bur.

En Hôkon hlaut at ráða landi ok þegnum lítla stund, þvít Erlingr inn skakki átti vænan ok velborinn son. Landsfolk gaf* bur Kristínar konungsnafn ept liðinn Inga.

But Hákon was destined to rule land and subjects for a short time, because Erlingr inn skakki (‘the Tilting’) had a promising and well-born son. The people of the country gave Kristín’s son [= Magnús] the royal title after the death of Ingi.



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