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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Snorri Sturluson (SnSt)

13th century; volume 3; ed. Kari Ellen Gade;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 3

Skj info: Snorri Sturluson, Islandsk höfding og skjald, 1178-1241. (AII, 52-79, BII, 60-90).

Skj poems:
1. En drape om Skule jarl
2. Háttatal
3. Af et religiøst digt (?)
4. Lausavísur
4. Lausavísur

prose works

Lausavísur — SnSt LvIII

Kari Ellen Gade and Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘ Snorri Sturluson, Lausavísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 370. <> (accessed 27 May 2022)

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Skj: Snorri Sturluson: 4. Lausavísur (AII, 77-9, BII, 88-90)

SkP info: III, 370

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

5 — SnSt Lv 5III

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Lausavísur 5’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 370.

Herfanga bauð Hringi
hjaldr einskǫpuðr galdra
— Gautr hvatti þrym þreyta
þann — ok Hilditanni.
Oflengi veldr yngva
ósætt, en vel mætti
herstefnandi hafna
hans dóm, Vǫlundr rómu.

{Einskǫpuðr {galdra {herfanga}}} bauð Hringi ok Hilditanni hjaldr; Gautr hvatti þreyta þann þrym. Oflengi veldr {Vǫlundr rómu} ósætt yngva, en {herstefnandi} mætti vel hafna dóm hans.

{The one creator {of incantations {of army-tunics}}} [BYRNIES > BATTLES > = Óðinn] ordered Hringr (‘Ring’) and Hilditǫnn (‘War-tooth’) to fight; Gautr <= Óðinn> incited [them] to prolong that clash. For too long {the Vǫlundr <legendary smith> of strife} [WARRIOR = Gautr Jónsson] has caused the rulers’ conflict, and {the army-summoner} [RULER = Hákon] would do well to reject his judgement.

texts: Flat 855, Hák 31, TGT 121, Gramm 123

editions: Skj Snorri Sturluson: 4. Lausavísur 4 (1228 - AII, 78; BII, 89); Skald II, 49, NN §2192; SnE 1848-87, II, 184-5, 426, III, 152, TGT 1884, 31, 116-17, 234-5, TGT 1927, 87-8, 109; E 1916, 573, F 1871, 491, Hák 1910-86, 499, Hák 1977-82, 100, Flat 1860-8, III, 120.


AM 748 I b 4° (A) 8r, 19 - 8r, 22 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 110, 31 - 111, 1 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 168r, 2 - 168r, 4 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 106ra, 37 - 106ra, 40 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 147r, 12 - 147r, 19 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
AM 81 a fol (81a) 99vb, 33 - 99vb, 37 (Hák)  transcr.  
Holm perg 8 fol (8) 46r, 15 - 46r, 16 (Hák)  transcr.  image  
GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 175vb, 16 - 175vb, 18 (Hák)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 351v, 6 - 351v, 13  image  
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