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Anon Nkt 42II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 42’ 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. 788.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

En Óláfr
átti inn kyrri
frœknan son
ok fjárgóðan.
Réð Magnús
fyr mani Yggjar
tíu vetr
at tali fyrða.

En Óláfr inn kyrri átti frœknan ok fjárgóðan son. Magnús réð fyr {mani Yggjar} tíu vetr at tali fyrða.

But Óláfr inn kyrri (‘the Quiet’) had a bold and generous son. Magnús ruled {Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> girl} [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)] for ten years according to people’s reckoning.

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Editions: Skj AI, 585, Skj BI, 583, Skald I, 284; Flat 1860-8, II, 525.

Notes: [All]: Magnús Óláfsson ruled Norway 1093-1103. — [6] mani Yggjar ‘Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> girl [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)]’: See Note to st. 8/1, 2.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.

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