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Hjálmþér Ingason (Hjþ)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 16

Lausavísur — Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ))

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SkP info: VIII, 534

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15 — Hjþ Lv 15VIII (HjǪ 42 [b])

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 42 (Hjálmþér Ingason, Lausavísur 15)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 534.

Hvarf inn hugprúði
Hörðr ór för minni,
greitt ertu líkr honum;
gái ek ei því drekka.


The courageous Hǫrðr disappeared from my expedition, you are very much like him; thus I take care not to drink.

context: Hjálmþér responds to Hǫrðr, now King Hringr, explaining his disconcerted confusion over the latter’s royal transformation. The helmingr is introduced: Hjálmþér tók undir ok kvað hálfa vísunna ‘Hjálmþér responded and spoke a half-stanza’.

notes: Compare Hjálmþérsrímur IX, 67-9 (Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 64-5) with HjǪ 42a and b.

texts: HjǪ 42b

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis VI 1[b] (AII, 340; BII, 362); Skald II, 196; HjǪ 1720, 73, FSN 3, 512, FSGJ 4, 237, HjǪ 1970, 59, 109, 177.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 280v, 24 - 280v, 26 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 59r - 59r (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 104 - 104 (HjǪ)  image  
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