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Runic Dictionary

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Vitgeirr seiðmaðr (Vitg)

9th century; volume 1; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísa (Lv) - 1

Aside from the brief sections in Hkr (Hhárf), ÓT, and ÓH which relate the episode containing this stanza, Vitgeirr seiðmaðr ‘Sorcerer’ (Vitg) is not mentioned elsewhere. According to the prose texts, he was a Norwegian who lived in Hǫrðaland (Hordaland), around 900.

Lausavísa — Vitg LvI

Kari Ellen Gade 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Vitgeirr seiðmaðr, Lausavísa’ 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. 141.

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Vitgeirr seiðmaðr: Lausavísa (AI, 33, BI, 29); stanzas (if different): [v]

in texts: Flat, HHárf, Hkr, ÓH, ÓT

SkP info: I, 141

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

This stanza in fornyrðislag metre (Vitg Lv) is recorded in Hkr (Hhárf), as well as in ÓT and ÓH, in the mss listed below; is the main ms.

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