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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

II. 5. Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts (Mberf) - 7

not in Skj

2.2: Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts — Anon (Mberf)II

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Anonymous, Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts’ 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. 828-35. <> (accessed 1 July 2022)

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SkP info: II, 834-5

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7 — Anon (Mberf) 7II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Magnúss saga berfœtts 7’ 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. 834-5.

Eggjendr baðat ugga
óhlífinn gramr lífi,
hvégis lét inn ljóti
landgarðr fyrir barði.
Satt vas, at allvaldr átti
ógnsnart borit hjarta;
súð varð í gný grœðis
geyst farsælu treystask.

Óhlífinn gramr baðat eggjendr ugga lífi, hvégis {inn ljóti landgarðr} lét fyrir barði. Vas satt, at allvaldr átti borit ógnsnart hjarta; geyst súð varð treystask farsælu í gný grœðis.

The unsparing lord did not tell the warriors to fear for their life, no matter how {the hideous land-enclosure} [SEA] howled before the bow. It was true that the mighty ruler was born with a battle-keen heart; the swift-moving ship had to trust its luck in the din of the sea.

texts: H-Hr 292, Mork 164

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: B. Vers om bestemte personer og begivenheder 4 (AI, 592; BI, 592); Skald I, 289, NN §2549; Mork 1867, 152, Mork 1928-32, 331, Andersson and Gade 2000, 309, 487 (Mberf); Fms 7, 67 (Mberf ch. 34); F 1871, 276 (Mberf).


GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 24r, 45 - 24r, 45 (Mork)  image  image  image  image  image  
AM 66 fol (H) 92v, 24 - 92v, 24 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 63va, 15 - 63va, 15 (H-Hr)  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 59va, 27 - 59va, 30  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 527r, 11 - 527v, 1  image  
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