Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eiríkr (Eir)

12th century; volume 2; ed. Judith Jesch;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Skj info: Eirekr, Islænder, 12. årh. (AI, 528-9, BI, 509).

Skj poems:
Lausavísa

Eiríkr is described in Orkn as an íslenzkr maðr ‘Icelander’ accompanying Sveinn Ásleifarson on a raiding voyage around Wales (ÍF 34, 179). Nothing more is known about him and this is the only surviving st. by him.

Lausavísa — Eir LvII

Judith Jesch 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Eiríkr, Lausavísa’ 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. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 612-13.

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Skj: Eirekr: Lausavísa, o. 1140 (AI, 528-529, BI, 509); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: II, 612-13

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1 — Eir Lv 1II

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Cite as: Judith Jesch (ed.) 2009, ‘Eiríkr, Lausavísa 1’ 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. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 612-13.

Bœir eru brenndir,         en búendr ræntir,
— svá hefr Sveinn hagat —         sex í morgin.
Gerði hann einum         œrinn þeira;
leigir þar kol         leigumanni.

Sex bœir eru brenndir í morgin, en búendr ræntir; Sveinn hefr hagat svá. Hann gerði œrinn einum þeira; leigir kol þar leigumanni.

Six farms have been burned this morning, and the farmers robbed; Sveinn has arranged this. He did plenty for [each] one of them; [he] rents out charcoal there to the one who rents.

texts: Flat 687, Orkn 41

editions: Skj Eirekr: Lausavísa (AI, 528-9; BI, 509); Skald I, 249, NN §3118; Flat 1860-8, II, 466, Orkn 1887, 137, Orkn 1913-16, 200, ÍF 34, 179-80 (ch. 78), Bibire 1988, 227-8.

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 138va, 39 - 138va, 40 (Orkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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