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Hallvarðr (Hallvarðr)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

verses (Frag) - 3

verses — Hallvarðr FragVIII (Frið)

Not published: do not cite (Hallvarðr FragVIII (Frið))

stanzas:  1   2   3 

SkP info: VIII, 219

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3 — Hallvarðr Frag 3VIII (Frið 22)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 22 (Hallvarðr, verses 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 219.

Taktu af gólfi,
gangfögr kona,
horn hólfanda;
hef ek af drukkit.
Menn ek á mar,
þá er munu þurfa
hreggmóðir liðs,
áðr höfn taki.


Nicely moving woman, take [this] upside down horn from the hall-floor; I have drained it. I see storm-weary men out at sea, who will need help before they reach the harbour.

context: In the A text, Hallvarðr speaks this stanza to a cup-bearer (byrlari), in the B text to a woman who had previously given him a drinking-horn.

notes: The prose context of the A text seems to contradict the stanza, in which Hallvarðr addresses himself to a woman, not a male cup-bearer. Some of the A redaction mss urge the woman to go onto the hall-floor to collect the speaker’s empty horn, but the majority (including 568ˣ) urge her to take it away.

texts: Frið 22

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 21 (AII, 274; BII, 296); Skald II, 156; Falk 1890, 78-9, Frið 1893, 19-20, 49, 74, Frið 1901, 30, Frið 1914, 18-19; Edd. Min. 100.


AM 510 4° (510) 93v, 32 - 94r, 1 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 568 4°x (568x) 101r - 101r (Frið)  image  
JS 27 folx (27x) 136r - 136r (Frið)  image  image  
Holm papp 17 4°x (papp17x) 360r, 1 - 360r, 3 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 149r - 149r (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 587, 6 - 587, 8 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 87v, 14 - 87v, 21 (Frið)  image  
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