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Anon Nkt 50II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 50’ 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. 792.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal
495051

Réð ágætr
ok ellifu
sextán vetr
Sigurðr fyr ríki,
áðr mannskœð
Mœra dróttins
banasótt
brygði lífi.

Ágætr Sigurðr réð fyr ríki sextán ok ellifu vetr, áðr mannskœð banasótt brygði lífi {dróttins Mœra}.

Splendid Sigurðr ruled the realm sixteen and eleven years before a man-harming, deadly disease ended the life {of the lord of the Mœrir} [NORWEGIAN KING = Sigurðr].

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Editions: Skj AI, 586, Skj BI, 584-5, Skald I, 284-5; Flat 1860-8, II, 525.

Notes: [All]: Sigurðr ruled Norway from 1103 until his death on 26 March 1130.

References

  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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