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Ásmundr kappabana (Ásmk)

volume 8; ed. Peter Jorgensen;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

Lausavísur — Ásmk LvVIII (Ásm)

Not published: do not cite (Ásmk LvVIII (Ásm))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4 

SkP info: VIII, 23

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4 — Ásmk Lv 4VIII (Ásm 10)

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Cite as: Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Ásmundar saga kappabana 10 (Ásmundr kappabana, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 23.

Þá kom inn hári
hann var mér ómakr.
Ok ek markaða
meðan á hánum
herkumbl harðlig
fyr hjálm neðan.


Then came the grey-haired Hildibrandr, champion of the Huns; he was not easy for me to deal with. And meanwhile I marked on him {hard war tokens} [WOUNDS] beneath his helmet.

context: According to the saga, after Hildibrandr hears that Ásmundr has disposed of the eleven men, he flies into a berserk rage, and sets out for the River Rhine to meet him.

notes: [7-8]: The wording here is grimly playful. The cpd herkumbl usually refers to a token or mark on a helmet and can also be a heiti for helmet; see Þul Hjálms 2/2III, Hálf 9/3. A herkuml beneath the helmet, however, is in the wrong place and hence is a wound to the face.

texts: Ásm 10

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 12. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ásmundar saga kappabana II 4 (AII, 322; BII, 342); Skald II, 184; Peringskiöld 1722, 23 (ch. 10), FSN 2, 487 (ch. 10), Detter 1891, 100, FSGJ 1, 408 (ch. 10) (Ásm); CPB I, 192, Halvorsen 1951, 20; Edd. Min. 87.


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