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Angantýr Heiðreksson (AngH)

volume 8; ed. Hannah Burrows;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 11

Lausavísur — AngH LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Angantýr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3354> (accessed 26 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11 

SkP info: VIII, 478

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7 — AngH Lv 7VIII (Heiðr 107)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 107 (Angantýr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 478.

Mjök várum vér margir,
er vér mjöð drukkum;
erum vér færri,
er vér fleiri skyldum.

 

We were very many, when we drank mead; now we are fewer, when we should be more.

context: King Angantýr looks over his remaining forces and speaks the stanza.

notes: Jón Helgason (1967, 237) draws comparison with the exchange between King Haraldr hárfagri and Þjóðólfr ór Hvíni in ch. 26 of Hkr (Hhárf, ÍF 26, 127-8): Haraldr mutters a helmingr (Hhárf Lv 1I) grumbling about the large number of warriors who have come to a feast at one of his estates, and Þjóðólfr replies in another helmingr (Þjóð Lv 1I), observing that Haraldr did not consider the number of warriors too great when they were fighting battles on his behalf (l. 4 vǫruma þá til margir ‘then we were not too many’).

texts: Heiðr 107

editions: Skj Not in Skj; Skald II, 143; Heiðr 1672, 173, FSN 1, 500, Heiðr 1873, 280, Heiðr 1924, 150, FSGJ 2, 62, Heiðr 1960, 54 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 8, NK 308, ÍF Edd. II, 426.

sources

AM 203 folx (203x) 111v, 9 - 111v, 11 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 34r, 18 - 34r, 20 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated