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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Not published: do not cite (Ásmk LvVIII (Ásm))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, 22

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2 — Ásmk Lv 2VIII (Ásm 8)

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Cite as: Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Ásmundar saga kappabana 8 (Ásmundr kappabana, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 22.

Börðumz einn við einn
en endr við tvá,
fimm ok fjóra
sex ok við sjau
senn á velli,
einn ok við átta,
þó ek enn lifi.


We [I] fought one against one and again against two, five and four hall-fighters, six and against seven at a time on the field, and one against eight, yet I am still alive.

context: As for the previous stanza.

notes: Cf. Egill Lv 42/1-2V (Eg 122). The corresponding lines in Saxo’s poem are surprisingly close to those in this stanza and the beginning of st. 9 (Saxo 2015, I, vii. 9. 18, ll. 5-10, pp. 510-11: Vnum quando duosque, | Tres ac quatuor, et mox | Quinos indeque senos, | Post septem, simul octo, | Vndenos quoque solus | Victor Marte subegi ‘when I subdued in battle | one alone, then two, | three and four, and soon | five followed by six, | seven, eight together, | then eleven single-handed’.

texts: Ásm 8

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 12. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ásmundar saga kappabana II 2 (AII, 321; BII, 341); Skald II, 183, NN §797; Peringskiöld 1722, 23 (ch. 10), FSN 2, 486 (ch. 10), Detter 1891, 98, FSGJ 1, 407 (ch. 10) (Ásm); CPB I, 191, Halvorsen 1951, 19; Edd. Min. 87.


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