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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Nkt 58II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal 58’ 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. 797.

Anonymous PoemsNóregs konungatal

Vasat saklaust,
þás Sigurð hǫfðu
frœkinn mann
fjǫrvi ræntan.
Sás í fold
hjá feðr sínum
í Bjǫrgyn
búinn at liggja.

Vasat saklaust, þás hǫfðu ræntan Sigurð, frœkinn mann, fjǫrvi. Sás búinn at liggja í fold hjá feðr sínum í Bjǫrgyn.

It was not without cause when they robbed Sigurðr, the daring man, of his life. That one is fit to lie in the ground next to his father in Bergen.

Mss: Flat(144vb)

Editions: Skj AI, 587, Skj BI, 586, Skald I, 285-6; Flat 1860-8, II, 526.

Notes: [All]: Sigurðr munnr ‘Mouth’ Haraldsson was killed in Bergen by his brother Ingi’s men on 10 June 1155. See Mork 1928-32, 454-9, Fsk (ÍF 29, 335-8), HsonaHkr (ÍF 28, 337-42). He was buried in Kristkirken in Bergen (see Note to st. 55 [All]). See also ESk Ingdr 2-4. — [3] frœkinn (m. acc. sg.) ‘daring’: Skj B and Skald emend to frœknan (m. acc. sg. of frœkn). For the variant forms frœkinn and frœkn see Fritzner: frœkinn; frœkn.


  1. Bibliography
  2. Skj B = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1912-15b. Den norsk-islandske skjaldedigtning. B: Rettet tekst. 2 vols. Copenhagen: Villadsen & Christensen. Rpt. 1973. Copenhagen: Rosenkilde & Bagger.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. 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.
  5. Fritzner = Fritzner, Johan. 1883-96. Ordbog over det gamle norske sprog. 3 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske forlagsforening. 4th edn. Rpt. 1973. Oslo etc.: Universitetsforlaget.
  6. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  7. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  8. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  9. Internal references
  10. Diana Whaley 2012, ‘Fagrskinna (Fsk)’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. clix-clxi.
  11. Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Einarr Skúlason, Ingadrápa 2’ 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, pp. 563-4.

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