Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 43’ 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. 789.
bǫrn at ætti
þaus metorð hǫfðu.
Frák, at Magnús berfœttr ætti mǫrg bǫrn, þaus hǫfðu metorð. Fimm konungar vôru synir þess þengils, fljóts fremðar.
‘I heard that Magnús berfœttr (‘Barelegs’) had many children who obtained noble status. Five kings were sons of that lord, swift in fame.’
[5-8]: The last half-st. could also be construed as fimm synir þess þengils, fljóts fremðar, vru konungar ‘five sons of that lord, fast in fame, were kings’ (so Skj B and Skald). That w. o. is less preferable, because it divides syntactically the nominal phrase in the last l. The five kings were Óláfr (d. 1015), Eysteinn (d. 1122), Sigurðr jórsalafari (d. 1130), Haraldr gillikristr (d. 1136) and Sigurðr slembidjákn (d. 1139).
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Fra ek berfættr born at ættí magnus morg þau er | metord hofdu voru þess þeíngils synir fremdar fliotz .v. konungar.
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