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Ív Sig 20II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr 20’ 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. 513.

Ívarr IngimundarsonSigurðarbálkr
192021

Hrauð ungr konungr        átta snekkjur
— vargr gein of val —        Vinða ferðar.
Hné fyr eggju        óþjóðar lið.

Ungr konungr hrauð átta snekkjur ferðar Vinða; vargr gein of val. Lið óþjóðar hné fyr eggju.

The young king cleared eight warships of the force of the Wends; the wolf gaped over carrion. The host of evildoers fell before the sword-edge.

Mss: Mork(33v) (Mork)

Editions: Skj AI, 498, Skj BI, 470, Skald I, 231; Mork 1867, 211, Mork 1928-32, 421, Andersson and Gade 2000, 377, 492 (Sslemb).

Context: As st. 19 above.

Notes: [All]: Two ll. are missing from the second helmingr. — [2] átta snekkjur ‘eight warships’: For snekkja, see Note to st. 12/2 above. Hkr (ÍF 28, 309) also mentions the number of ships: hrauð þar átta snekkjur ‘he cleared eight warships there’.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  4. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  5. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  6. Mork 1867 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1867. Morkinskinna: Pergamentsbog fra første halvdel af det trettende aarhundrede. Indeholdende en af de ældste optegnelser af norske kongesagaer. Oslo: Bentzen.
  7. Internal references
  8. Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘Heimskringla (Hkr)’ 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 [check printed volume for citation].
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