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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigmundr ǫngull (Sigm)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Skj info: Sigmundr ǫngull, Orknøsk skjald, 12. årh. (AI, 532, BI, 512-13).

Skj poems:
Lausavísur

Sigmundr ǫngull Andrésson (Sigm) is said in Orkn (ÍF 34, 179-80, 216) to have been the stepson of Sveinn Ásleifarson, the anti-hero of the latter part of the saga and opponent of Rǫgnvaldr jarl. Sigmundr’s father was based in the Isle of Man, so possibly a Manxman, while his mother had the ON name of Ingiríðr, but after Sveinn married her, Sigmundr was brought up in Orkney. His nickname means ‘(fish-)hook’ but no explanation is given of this; his Irish Sea origins might suggest a link with Ǫngulsey ‘Anglesey’, but the name is common enough both as a given name and a nickname (Lind 1905-15, 1251; Lind 1920-1, 413; Lind 1931, 899-900). Both the saga prose and the way in which Sigmundr’s sts are cited suggest a close relationship between him and Rǫgnvaldr jarl.

Lausavísur — Sigm LvII

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Sigmundr ǫngull, Lausavísur’ 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, pp. 626-8.

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Skj: Sigmundr ǫngull: Lausavísur, 1152 (AI, 532, BI, 512-13)

SkP info: II, 626-7

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1 — Sigm Lv 1II

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Note: The following transcriptions have been entered to aid the editing process. These may not have been fully reviewed and checked and may therefore not be reliable. You may wish to consult the manuscript images. Any corrections can be notified to the database editor.

 R702x Er berit aptr er várar ord þau sko᷎gul borda | fiallrifz fo᷎gi þellu fleyvangz til orkneya | at engr þar er slo᷎g sungu seggr vnd kastalz veggi | ár þott ellri vo᷎ri itr drengr framarr gengi.  edit 
 Flat Þer berit aftr er vo᷎rar ord þau skaugul | borda fiallrifs fægi þellu fleyvangs til orkn eyia at aungr þar er slaug sungu se|ɢɢr vnd kastala veɢɢium eir þott elldri væri itr dreingr framar gengi.  edit 

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