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Sigvatr Þórðarson (Sigv)

11th century; volume 1; ed. Judith Jesch;

12. Lausavísur (Lv) - 30

Sigvatr or Sighvatr Þórðarson (Sigv) is said (ÍF 27, 54) to have been the son of Þórðr Sigvaldaskáld ‘Poet of Sigvaldi’, an Icelander who served, in succession, Sigvaldi jarl Strút-Haraldsson, leader of the Jómsvíkingar, his brother Þorkell inn hávi ‘the Tall’, who campaigned in England, and Óláfr Haraldsson, later king of Norway (r. c. 1015-30) and saint. Þórðr is listed as one of Sigvaldi’s skalds in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 259, 268), but none of his poetry survives. The family tradition of poetry can also be traced in Óttarr svarti ‘the Black’, said to have been Sigvatr’s sister’s son (ÍF 27, 144; ÓH 1941, I, 203). Sigvatr was brought up by a certain Þorkell, at Apavatn in south-west Iceland. When nearly fully grown he sailed to what is now Trondheim, where he met up with his father and joined King Óláfr’s retinue. According to Snorri (ÍF 27, 54-6; ÓH 1941, I, 81-3), Sigvatr recited Lv 2-3 at this time, and he interceded with the king on behalf of Icelandic merchants forced to pay a heavy tax in Norway (cf. Sigv Lv 4). It is also likely that this is when Þórðr provided Sigvatr with the material for Víkv (see Introduction to Sigv Víkv), which may be the poem referred to in the prose introduction to Sigv Lv 2 (Fidjestøl 1982, 118). There is no evidence that Sigvatr ever returned to Iceland, and according to the anecdote in which Sigv Lv 11 is preserved, he died on the island of Selja in north-western Norway and was buried at Kristskirkja (Kristkirken) in Trondheim. His poetry records his various journeys to Sweden, England and the Continent, as well as incidents in Norway. We know nothing of Sigvatr’s private life, except that he had a daughter called Tófa, who had King Óláfr himself as her godfather (Sigv Lv 19).

Sigvatr’s surviving poetic oeuvre is both large and remarkably diverse, encompassing different kinds of encomia not only on King Óláfr (Sigv Víkv, Sigv Nesv, Sigv Óldr, Sigv ErfÓl), but also on King Knútr of Denmark (Sigv Knútdr) and the Norwegian nobleman Erlingr Skjálgsson (Sigv Erl, Sigv Erlfl). Sigvatr was godfather to King Magnús inn góði ‘the Good’ Óláfsson and composed some avuncular words of advice to the boy-king (Sigv BervII). All of these patrons are recognised in Skáldatal (SnE 1848-87, III, 252-4, 258, 260-2, 269), where Sigvatr is also credited with having composed for the Swedish king Ǫnundr Óláfsson (although no such poetry survives, cf. Sigv Knútdr 4/6) and the Norwegian chieftain Ívarr inn hvíti ‘the White’ (cf. Context to Sigv Lv 8). Sigvatr also composed a poem on the Norwegian pretender Tryggvi Óláfsson (Sigv Tryggfl) and is unique in having composed in dróttkvætt in praise of a woman, Óláfr Haraldsson’s widow Ástríðr Óláfsdóttir (Sigv Ást). Several of Sigvatr’s poems are more or less loosely connected sequences of stanzas rather than more formal compositions, and encompass both travelogue (Sigv Austv) and political commentary (Sigv Vestv, Sigv BervII). The latter genre is also well represented in his lausavísur, which also include some remarkably personal stanzas expressing his grief at the death of King Óláfr (Sigv Lv 22-4). Sigvatr’s status as a hǫfuðskáld ‘chief skald’ was recognised in the twelfth century (cf. Esk Geisl 12/8VII). His versatility as a poet has clearly inspired a number of anecdotes focusing on the composition of poetry, mostly of doubtful authenticity (cf. Contexts to Sigv Lv 1, 8, 11, 27; also Introduction to Ótt Hfl). Apart from two fragments preserved in SnE (Sigv Frag 1-2III), Sigvatr’s poetry is transmitted in a wide range of texts within the tradition of the kings’ sagas and is therefore edited in this volume or (in the case of the late Sigv Berv) in SkP II. For general studies of Sigvatr’s life and works, see Paasche (1917), Hollander (1940) and Petersen (1946).

Lausavísur — Sigv LvI

R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur’ 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, p. 698.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30 

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur (AI, 265-75, BI, 246-54); stanzas (if different): 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32

in texts: Ágr, Flat, Gramm, H-Hr, Hkr, MGóð, MH, Mork, ÓH, ÓHHkr, ÓHLeg, TGT

SkP info: I, 698

notes: ms. refs separated from first cards

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

1 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 1 [Vol. 1, 699] — Sigv Lv 1I

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Fiskr gengr oss at óskum,
eitrs sem vér hǫfum leitat
lýsu vangs ór lyngvi
leygjar orm at teygja;
atrennir lét (annars)
ǫngulgripinn hanga
(vel hefr) aurriða (at egna)
agngalga (mér hagnat).

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 1 (AI, 265; BI, 246); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 61, 71x, 73ax, 761bx, 76ax, 78ax, Flat; texts: ÓH 965
 
2 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 1, 701] — Sigv Lv 2I

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Hlýð mínum brag, meiðir
myrkblás, þvít kank yrkja,
alltíginn - mátt eiga
eitt skald - drasils tjalda;
þótt ǫllungis allra,
allvaldr, lofun skalda,
þér fæk hróðrs at hvôru
hlít annarra nítið.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 2 (AI, 265; BI, 246); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 325XI 2 l, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 78ax, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J1x, J2x, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 448, ÓH 39(37), ÓHHkr 34
 
3 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 3 [Vol. 1, 702] — Sigv Lv 3I

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Ek tók lystr né lastak
(leyfð íð es) þat síðan,
sóknar Njǫrðr, við sverði
sá's mínn vili - þínu;
þollr, fekt húskarl hollan
(hǫfum ráðit vel báðir)
látrs, en ek lánardróttin,
linns blóða mér góðan.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 3 (AI, 266; BI, 246); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 325XI 2 l, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 78ax, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J1x, J2x, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 449, ÓH 40(38), ÓHHkr 35
 
4 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 4 [Vol. 1, 703] — Sigv Lv 4I

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Gerbœnn mun ek Gunnar
gammteitǫndum heitinn
(áðr þôgum vér ægis
eld) ef nú biðk felda :
landaura veit, lúru
látrþverrandi, af knerri
enn af ganga, engjar,
ek hef sjalfr krafit, halfa.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 4 (AI, 266; BI, 247); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325XI 2 l, 61, 68, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J1x, J2x, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 450, ÓH 41(39), ÓHHkr 36
 
5 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 5 [Vol. 1, 705] — Sigv Lv 5I

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Áðr hefk gótt við góða
grams stallara alla
átt, þás ossum drótni,
ógndjarfs, fyr kné hvarfa;
Bjǫrn, fazt opt at arna,
íss, fyr mér at vísa
góðs, meguð gótt of ráða
gunnrjóðr, alls vel kunnuð.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 6 (AI, 267; BI, 247); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 61, 68, 73ax, 75a, 75c, 761bx, 78ax, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J1x, J2x, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 467, ÓH 59(57), ÓHHkr 54
 
6 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 6 [Vol. 1, 706] — Sigv Lv 6I

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Nú sitt heill (en) hallar
(hér finnumk meir) þinnar
at unz enn kømk vitja,
Áleifr konungr, mála;
skald biðr hins, at haldi
hjalmdrífu viðr lífi
- endisk leyfð - ok landi
(lýkk vísu nú) þvísa.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 7 (AI, 267; BI, 247); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325VI, 325VII, 61, 68, 73ax, 75a, 75c, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 485, ÓH 67(65), ÓHHkr 62
 
7 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 7 [Vol. 1, 708] — Sigv Lv 7I

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Nú eru mælt (en mála
meir kunnum skil fleiri)
orð, þaus oss of varða
alls mest, konungr, flestra;
goð láti þik gæta,
geðharðr konungr, jarðar,
(víst hefk þann) þvít, þinnar,
þú'st til borinn (vilja).

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 8 (AI, 267-8; BI, 248); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325VI, 325VII, 61, 68, 75a, 75c, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, Kx, R686x, Tóm; texts: Flat 486, ÓH 68(66), ÓHHkr 63
 
8 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 8 [Vol. 1, 709] — Sigv Lv 8I

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Eigi sôtuð, ítrum,
Ívarr, meginfjarri,
(orð) þás ossum fœrðak
(at sóttisk) lof drótni;
þér's, alls hann réð heyra
hróðr sínn, lofi þínu
(hljóðs hefk beitt á báða
bekki) vant at hnekkja.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 9 (AI, 268; BI, 248); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 761bx, Flat, H, Hr, Mork; texts: Flat 1061, H-Hr 147, MH 92, Mork 51
 
9 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 9 [Vol. 1, 710] — Sigv Lv 9I

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Sendi mér enn mæri
- man þengill sá drengi -
(síð munk heldr at hróðri)
hnetr þjóðkonungr (letjask);
opt, en okr bað skipta
Óttarr í tvau dróttinn,
endask môl, sem myndim
manndjarfr fǫður-arfi.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 10 (AI, 268; BI, 248); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 71x, 73ax, 761bx, 76ax, DG8, Flat, Tóm; texts: Flat 963, ÓH 0, ÓHLeg 27
 
10 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 10 [Vol. 1, 712] — Sigv Lv 10I

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Þrøngvisk ér of ungan
ítrmenni gram þenna;
bægjumk ǫld, svát eigi
Áleifs náik máli;
mér varð orð at órum
auðsótt frǫmum drótni,
þás óðum mjǫk móðir
mjǫll á Dofrafjalli.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 13 (AI, 269; BI, 249); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 71x, 73ax, 761bx, 76ax, Flat, Tóm; texts: Flat 483, Flat 958, ÓH 0
 
11 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 11 [Vol. 1, 712] — Sigv Lv 11I

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Seinn þykki mér sunnan
sókndjarfr Haralds arfi;
langr's, en lýðum þrøngvir
lífs sorg, konungs morginn;
hvatki's heiðis gatna
hyrtælanda sælan
(nú hefk vætt í dag dróttins)
dvelr, bíðk hans í Selju.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 14 (AI, 269; BI, 249); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 71x, 73ax, 761bx, 76ax, Flat, Tóm; texts: Flat 652, ÓH 0
 
12 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 12 [Vol. 1, 714] — Sigv Lv 12I

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Hafa allframir jǫfrar
út sín hǫfið Knúti
(fœrð ór Fífi norðan
(friðkaup vas þat) miðju;
seldi Áleifr aldri
(opt vá sigr) enn digri
haus í heimi þvísa
(hann) engum svá manni.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 15 (AI, 269-70; BI, 249-50); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 325XI 2 g, 61, 68, 73ax, 75a, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 531, ÓH 93(90), ÓHHkr 87
 
13 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 13 [Vol. 1, 715] — Sigv Lv 13I

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Fjandr ganga þar þengils,
þjóð býðr opt, með sjóða,
hǫfgan malm fyr hilmis
haus ófalan, lausa;
sitt veit hverr, ef harra
hollan selr við golli
(vert es slíks) í svǫrtu,
sinn, helvíti innan.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 16 (AI, 270; BI, 250); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 61, 68, 73ax, 75c, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 550, ÓH 113(109), ÓHHkr 106
 
14 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 14 [Vol. 1, 716] — Sigv Lv 14I

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Kaup varð daprt, þars djúpan,
dróttinrœkð, of sóttu
þeir es, heim, á himnum,
hás elds, svikum beldu.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 17 (AI, 270; BI, 250); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 61, 68, 73ax, 75c, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx; texts: Flat 551, ÓH 114(110), ÓHHkr 107
 
15 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 15 [Vol. 1, 717] — Sigv Lv 15I

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Gerðisk hilmis Hǫrða
húskarlar þá jarli,
es við Áleifs fjǫrvi,
ofvægir, fé þægi;
hirð esa hans at verða
háligt fyr því máli;
dælla es oss, ef allir
erum vír of svik skírir.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 18 (AI, 270-1; BI, 250); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 61, 68, 73ax, 75c, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 552, ÓH 115(111), ÓHHkr 108
 
16 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 16 [Vol. 1, 719] — Sigv Lv 16I

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Út býðr allvaldr sveitum
Englands, en vér fengum
(lítt sék lofðung óttask
liðfæð ok skip smæri;
rôð eru ljót, ef láta
landsmenn konung þenna
(lætr einǫrð fé firða
ferð) liðþrota verða.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 19 (AI, 271; BI, 250-1); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Bæb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 554, ÓH 117(113), ÓHHkr 110
 
17 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 17 [Vol. 1, 720] — Sigv Lv 17I

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Flœja getr, en frýju,
fjandr, leggr oss til handa,
(verðk fyr æðru orði)
allvalds, en fé gjalda;
hverr skal þegn, þó at þverri
þengils vina gengi,
(upp hvalfa svik) sjalfan
sik lengst hafa miklu.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 20 (AI, 271; BI, 251); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 61, 68, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, Bæb, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 555, ÓH 118(114), ÓHHkr 111
 
18 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 18 [Vol. 1, 722] — Sigv Lv 18I

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Stóðk á Mont ok mintumk
mǫrg hvar sundr fló targa
breið ok brynjur síðar,
borgum nær of morgin;
munða ek þanns unði
(ǫndverðan brum) lǫndum
(faðir minn vas þar þenna
Þorrøðr) konung forðum.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 21 (AI, 271-2; BI, 251); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 39, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, E, F, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 630, MGóð 11, ÓH 198(193)
 
19 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 19 [Vol. 1, 724] — Sigv Lv 19I

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Dróttinn, hjalp þeims dóttur
(dýrr's þínn vili) mína
heim ór heiðnum dómi
hóf ok nafn gaf Tófu;
helt und vatn enn vitri
(varðk þeim feginn harða
morni) mínu barni
móðrakkr Haralds bróðir.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 11 (AI, 268-9; BI, 248-9); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 71x, 73ax, 761bx, 76ax, DG8, Flat, Tóm; texts: Flat 484, Flat 959, ÓH 0, ÓHLeg 23
 
20 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 20 [Vol. 1, 725] — Sigv Lv 20I

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Fúss læzk maðr, ef missir
meyjar faðms, at deyja;
keypt es ôst, ef eptir,
of, látinn skal gráta;
en fullhugi fellir
flóttstyggr, sás varð dróttin,
várt torrek lízk verra,
vígtár, konungs ôrum.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 22 (AI, 272; BI, 251); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 39, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, Bb, E, F, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 631, MGóð 12, ÓH 199(194)
 
21 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 21 [Vol. 1, 726] — Sigv Lv 21I

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Hrafna sék til hafnar,
hræs minnask þeir, sinna,
þars flaut und nið nýtum
Norðmanna skip forðum.
Gjalla hôtt fyr Hillar
hvern dag frekir ernir,
endr þeirs Ôleifr grenndi,
innan, mǫrgu sinni.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 23 (AI, 272; BI, 251-2); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 39, 761bx, E, F, J2x, Kx; texts: MGóð 13
 
22 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 22 [Vol. 1, 727] — Sigv Lv 22I

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Geng ek um þvert frá þengils,
þróask ekki mér, rekka,
emk sem bazt, í brjósti,
bleikr, verðungar leiki.
Minnumk ek, hvar manna
minn dróttinn lék sinna
opt á óðalstoptum
orðsæll ok vér forðum.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 24 (AI, 272-3; BI, 252); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 39, 71x, 73ax, 761bx, 76ax, E, F, Flat, J2x, Kx, Tóm; texts: Flat 651, MGóð 14, ÓH 0
 
23 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 23 [Vol. 1, 728] — Sigv Lv 23I

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Hafa láti mik heitan
Hvíta-Kristr at víti
eld, ef Ôleif vildak,
emk skírr um þat, firrask.
Vatnœrin hefk vitni,
vask til Rúms í háska,
ǫld leynik því aldri,
annarra þau manna.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 25 (AI, 273; BI, 252); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 321x, 325V, 325VI, 325VII, 39, 61, 73ax, 761bx, 972x, A, Bb, E, F, Flat, Holm2, Holm4, J2x, Kx, Tóm, W; texts: Flat 633, MGóð 15, ÓH 200(195), TGT 60
 
24 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 24 [Vol. 1, 729] — Sigv Lv 24I

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Hô þótti mér hlæja,
hǫll, of Nóreg allan,
fyrr vask kenndr á knǫrrum,
klif, meðan Ôleifr lifði.
Nú þykki mér miklu,
mitt stríð es svá, hlíðir,
jǫfurs hylli varðk alla,
óblíðari síðan.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 26 (AI, 273; BI, 252); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 39, 761bx, E, F, J2x, Kx; texts: MGóð 16
 
25 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 25 [Vol. 1, 730] — Sigv Lv 25I

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Enn lystir mik austan,
erut of spǫrð, ór Gǫrðum
frá ǫðlingi ungum,
opt byrjuð lof, spyrja.
Fréttik smás, þó at smæstir,
smoglir ástar foglar,
þinig ljúgumk fǫr, fljúgi,
fylkis niðs, á miðli.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 27 (AI, 273; BI, 252-3); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 39, 761bx, E, F, J2x, Kx; texts: MGóð 17
 
26 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 26 [Vol. 1, 732] — Sigv Lv 26I

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Alfívu mun ævi
ungr drengr muna lengi,
es oxamat ôtum
inni skaf sem hafrar;
annat vas, þás Áleifr,
ógnbandaðr, réð landi;
hverr átti þá hrósa
hjalmþornuðu korni.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 28 (AI, 274; BI, 253); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 761bx, Ágr, Bb, DG8, Flat, Tóm; texts: Ágr 3, Flat 650, ÓHLeg 63
 
27 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 27 [Vol. 1, 733] — Sigv Lv 27I

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Munu þeirs mestar skynjar
munvágs Dáins kunna
síðr at Sigvats hróðri
svinns braglǫstu finna;
sik vill hverr, es hnekkir,
haldorðr boði skjaldar
éls, þvís allir mæla,
iflaust gera at fífli.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 29 (AI, 274; BI, 253); dróttkvætt; ed. RDF; group: A1; mss: 71x, 73ax, 761bx, 76ax, Flat, Tóm; texts: Flat 632, ÓH 0
 
28 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 28 [Vol. 1, 734] — Sigv Lv 28I

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Heim sóttir þú hættinn
hǫnd, en vel mátt lǫndum
(þinn stoðak môtt) sem mǫnnum,
Magnús konungr, fagna;
fœrak víst, þvít vôrum
varðr at þér í Garða
skrifnask skírinafna
skript, þjóðkonungr, niptar.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 30 (AI, 274; BI, 253); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 39, 761bx, E, F, J2x, Kx; texts: MGóð 18
 
29 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 29 [Vol. 1, 735] — Sigv Lv 29I

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Minn hug segik mǫnnum,
Magnús, at ek fagna
(goðs lán es þat) þínu
þingdrífu vel lífi;
ætti's, drengja dróttinn,
dyrðar sonr ef yrði,
þjóð mætti fô fœðask,
feðr glíkr, konung slíkan.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 31 (AI, 274; BI, 254); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 39, 761bx, E, F, J2x, Kx; texts: MGóð 19
 
30 Vol. 1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 30 [Vol. 1, 736] — Sigv Lv 30I

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Ástríði lát œðri,
Alfhildr, an þik sjalfa,
þér þótt þinn hagr stórum
(þat vildi goð) batni.

Skj: Sigvatr Þórðarson: 13. Lausavísur 32 (AI, 275; BI, 254); dróttkvætt; ed. JJ; group: A1; mss: 39, 761bx, E, F, J2x, Kx; texts: MGóð 20
 
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