Anon Nkt 45II
Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 45’ 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. 790.
Þats þá sagt,
at saman réði
þrír fyr landi.
Þat hefk heyrt,
at hafi varla
á fold komit.
Þats þá sagt, at þrír þjóðkonungar réði saman fyr landi. Þat hefk heyrt, at fremri brœðr hafi varla komit á fold.
It is said, then, that three mighty kings ruled the country together. I have heard, that more outstanding brothers have hardly been born on earth.
Readings:  heyrt: ‘heyr’ Flat
Editions: Skj AI, 585, Skj BI, 584, Skald I, 284; Flat 1860-8, II, 525.
Notes:  þjóðkonungar ‘mighty kings’: The l. is fornyrðislag rather than kviðuháttr. —  heyrt ‘heard’: The Flat reading, ‘heyr’, cannot be construed as an ON word and must be a scribal error.
- Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
- 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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