Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Egill Skallagrímsson (Egill)

10th century; volume 5; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Hǫfuðlausn (Hfl) - 24

Skj info: Egill Skallagrímsson, Islandsk skjald; o. 900-983. (AI, 34-60, BI, 30-53).

Skj poems:
[8]. Ubestemmeligt brudstykke
1. Aðalsteinsdrápa
2. Hǫfuðlausn
3. Sonatorrek
4. Arinbjarnarkviða
5. Skjaldardrápa
6. Berudrápa
7. Lausavísur

Hǫfuðlausn — Egill HflV (Eg)

Not published: do not cite (Egill HflV (Eg))

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for reference only:  13x   14x   16x 

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn, 936 (AI, 35-9, BI, 30-3); stanzas (if different): 14/1-4, 13/5-8 | 14/1-4, 16/5-4 [A 18, 16/5-8] | 18 [A 19]

in texts: Eg, Skm, SnE

This edition is currently in preparation and will be published in a forthcoming volume of the series. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant).

1 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 34 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 1) — Egill Hfl 1V (Eg 34)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Vestr komk of ver,
en ek Viðris ber
munstrandar mar,
svá's mitt of far;
drók eik á flot
við ísabrot;
hlóðk mærðar hlut
munknarrar skut.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 1 (AI, 35; BI, 30-1); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, A, C, R, Tx, Wolf; texts: Eg 34, Skm 354
 
2 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 35 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 2) — Egill Hfl 2V (Eg 35)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Buðumk hilmir lǫð,
ák hróðrs of kvǫð,
berk Óðins mjǫð
á Engla bjǫð;
lofat vísa vann,
víst mærik þann;
hljóðs biðjum hann,
þvíat hróðr of fann.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 2 (AI, 35-6; BI, 31); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, 744x, B, R, Tx, U, W, Wolf; texts: Eg 35, Skm 31
 
3 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 36 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 3) — Egill Hfl 3V (Eg 36)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hygg vísi at,
vel sómir þat,
hvé ek þylja fet,
ef ek þǫgn of get;
flestr maðr of frá,
hvat fylkir vá,
en Viðrir sá,
hvar valr of lá.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 3 (AI, 36; BI, 31); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 36
 
4 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 37 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 4) — Egill Hfl 4V (Eg 37)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Óx hjǫrva glam
við hlífar þrǫm;
guðr óx of gram;
gramr sótti fram;
þar heyrðisk þá,
þaut mækis ô,
malmhríðar spô,
sú's mest of lá.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 4 (AI, 36; BI, 31); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 461x, 462x, 552rx; texts: Eg 37
 
5 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 38 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 5) — Egill Hfl 5V (Eg 38)

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Vasat villr staðar
vefr darraðar
fyr grams glǫðum
geirvangs rǫðum;
þars í blóði
í brimils móði
vǫllr of þrumði,
und véum glumði.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 5 (AI, 36; BI, 31); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 38
 
6 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 39 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 6) — Egill Hfl 6V (Eg 39)

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Hné ferð á fit
við fleina hnit.
Orðstír of gat
Eiríkr at þat.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 6 (stef - AI, 36; BI, 31); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 39
 
7 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 40 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 7) — Egill Hfl 7V (Eg 40)

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Fremr munk segja,
ef firar þegja;
frôgum fleira
til frama þeira;
œstu undir
jǫfurs of fundir,
brustu brandar
við bláar randar.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 7 (AI, 37; BI, 31); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 40
 
8 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 41 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 8) — Egill Hfl 8V (Eg 41)

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Hlam hein-sǫðul
við hjalmrǫðul;
beit bengrefill,
þat vas blóðrefill;
frák at felli
fyr fetils svelli
Óðins eiki
í járnleiki.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 8 (AI, 37; BI, 32); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 41
 
9 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 42 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 9) — Egill Hfl 9V (Eg 42)

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Þat vas eggja at
ok odda gnat.
Orðstír of gat
Eiríkr at þat.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 9 [A 10] (stef - AI, 37; BI, 32); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 42
 
10 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 43 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 10) — Egill Hfl 10V (Eg 43)

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Rauð hilmir hjǫr,
þar vas hrafna gǫr,
fleinn sótti fjǫr;
flugu dreyrug spjǫr;
ól flagðs gota
fárbjóðr Skota;
trað nipt Nara
náttverð ara.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 10 [A 9] (AI, 37; BI, 32); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 43
 
11 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 44 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 11) — Egill Hfl 11V (Eg 44)

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Flugu hjaldrs tranar
of hræs lanar;
órut blóðs vanar
benmôs granar;
sleit und freki,
en oddbreki
gnúði hrafni
á hǫfuðstafni.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 11 (AI, 37-8; BI, 32); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, 744x, A, B, C, R, Tx, U, Wolf; texts: Eg 44, Skm 322
 
12 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 45 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 12) — Egill Hfl 12V (Eg 45)

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Kom gráðar læ
at gjalpar skæ;
bauð ulfum hræ
Eiríkr of sæ.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 12 (stef - AI, 38; BI, 32); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 45
 
13 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 46 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 13) — Egill Hfl 13V (Eg 46)

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Beit fleinn floginn,
þá vas friðr loginn,
vas almr dreginn,
varð ulfr feginn;
brustu broddar,
en bitu oddar,
bôru hǫrvar
af bogum ǫrvar.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 14/1-4, 13/5-8 (AI, 38; BI, 32); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 46
 
14 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 47 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 14) — Egill Hfl 14V (Eg 47)

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Verpr broddfleti
með baugseti
hjǫrleiks hvati,
hann's baugskati;
þróask hér sem hvar,
hugat mælik þar,
kunt's austr of mar,
Eiríks of far.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 18 [A 19] (AI, 39; BI, 33); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 47
 
15 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 48 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 15) — Egill Hfl 15V (Eg 48)

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Jǫfurr sveigði ý,
hrutu unda bý;
bauð ulfum hræ
Eiríkr of sæ.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 15 (AI, 38; BI, 33); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 48
 
16 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 49 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 16) — Egill Hfl 16V (Eg 49)

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Enn munk vilja
fyr verum skilja
skapleik skata,
skal mærð hvata;
Lætr snót saka
sverð-Freyr vaka,
en skers Haka
skíðgarð braka;

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 16/1-4, 13/1-4 (AI, 38; BI, 32-3); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 49
 
17 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 50 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 17) — Egill Hfl 17V (Eg 50)

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Brýtr bógvita
bjóðr hrammþvita,
muna hodddofa
hringbrjótr lofa;
mjǫk's hônum fǫl
haukstrandar mǫl;
glaðar flotna fjǫl
við Fróða mjǫl.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 17 (AI, 38-9; BI, 33); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, R, Tx, Wolf; texts: Eg 50, Skm 185
 
18 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 51 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 18) — Egill Hfl 18V (Eg 51)

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Stóðz folk hagi
við fjár lagi
gall ýbogi
at egg togi;
verpr ábrǫndum,
en jǫfurr lǫndum
heldr hornklofi;
hann's næstr lofi.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 14/1-4, 16/5-4 [A 18, 16/5-8] (AI, 38-9; BI, 32-3); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 51
 
19 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 52 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 19) — Egill Hfl 19V (Eg 52)

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Jǫfurr hyggi at,
hvé ek yrkja fat;
gótt þykkjumk þat,
es ek þǫgn of gat;
hrœrðak munni
af munar grunni
Óðins ægi
of jǫru fægi.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 19 [A 20] (AI, 39; BI, 33); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 462x, 552rx; texts: Eg 52
 
20 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 53 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 20) — Egill Hfl 20V (Eg 53)

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Bark þengils lof
á þagnar rof;
kank mála mjǫt
of manna sjǫt;
ór hlátra ham
hróðr bark fyr gram;
svá fór þat fram,
at flestr of nam.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 20 [A 21] (AI, 39; BI, 33); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 162A ε, 453x, 458x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 53
 
21 Vol. 5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 54 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 21) — Egill Hfl 21V (Eg 54)

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Njóti bauga
sem Bragi auga
vagna vára
eða vili tára.

Skj: Egill Skallagrímsson: 2. Hǫfuðlausn 21 [A 22] (AI, 39; BI, 33); runhent; ed. MCR; group: D; mss: LR, 453x, 461x, 462x, 552rx, Wolf; texts: Eg 54
 
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