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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (Sv) 1II/7 — byskup ‘bishop’

Fylgðu ræsi:        Rygir ok Hǫrðar,
Filir ok Sygnir        sem Firða lið,
Mœrir allir,        menn raumdœlskir,
erkibyskup,        ǫll Þrœndalǫg.

Fylgðu ræsi: Rygir ok Hǫrðar, Filir ok Sygnir sem lið Firða, allir Mœrir, raumdœlskir menn, erkibyskup, ǫll Þrœndalǫg.

They accompanied the ruler: the Rygir and the Hǫrðar, the Filir and the Sygnir, along with the host of the Firðir, all the Mœrir, men from Romsdalen, the archbishop, all Trøndelag.


[7] ‑byskup: ‑byskups Flat


[7] erkibyskup ‘the archbishop’: Eysteinn Erlendsson, archbishop of Nidaros (1161-88). After Sverrir defeated Magnús at the battle of Ilevollene (May 1180), Eysteinn went into exile in England where he stayed at Bury St Edmunds and Lincoln. He returned to Norway in the early summer of 1183.



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