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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

II. 4. Lausavísa from Knýtlinga saga (Knýtl) - 1

2.2: Lausavísa from Knýtlinga saga — Anon (Knýtl)II

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lausavísa from Knýtlinga saga’ 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. 826-7.

stanzas:  1 

SkP info: II, 826-7

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1 — Anon (Knýtl) 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Knýtlinga saga 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. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 826-7.

Stundum vér til stikka;
styrr vex í Danmǫrku;
esat Sveins synir sáttir
at sinn fǫður dauðan.
Haraldr skal vígi verja
— þás vel tamiðr stikki —
jǫrð af œrnu magni
fyr ellifu brœðrum.

 

We are pondering a poem; strife grows in Denmark; Sveinn’s sons are not reconciled after their father’s death. Haraldr must protect the land in battle with plenty of power against eleven brothers; now the poem is suitably prepared.

context: The st. describes the dissent between Sveinn Úlfsson’s sons after his death (1074/76).

texts: Knýtl 31

editions: Skj Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [7]. Lausavísur 12 (AI, 427; BI, 397); Skald I, 196, NN §§2095, 2324, 2741; JÓ 1741, 52-5, ÍF 35, 144-5 (ch. 27).

sources

Jón Ólafsson 1741 (JÓ) 52 - 54 (Knýtl)  image  
AM 20 d folx (20dx) 23r, 18 - 23v, 2 (Knýtl)  image  
NKS 873 4°x (873x) 21r, 19 - 21r, 26 (Knýtl)  image  
AM 20 b I fol (20b I) 2r, 22 - 2r, 23 (Knýtl)  image  
AM 180 b fol (180b) 34r, 1 - 34r, 3 (Knýtl)  image  
AM 1005 4°x (1005x) 8r, 10 - 8r, 13 (Knýtl)  transcr.  
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