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Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson (FriðÞ)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 33

Lausavísur — FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið)

Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33 

SkP info: VIII, 220

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18 — FriðÞ Lv 18VIII (Frið 23)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 23 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 18)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 220.

Þér munuð ekki
oss um kúga,
Heldr mun ek ganga
en griða biðja
einn til ógnar
við yðr tíu.


You will not tyrannise over us, fearful island-beards! I will rather go alone to battle against you ten than sue for peace.

context: The jarl asks Hallvarðr for information about the men he has seen and tells him to go and meet them at the seashore. However, a viking named Atli starts to cause trouble and is aggressive towards Friðþjófr, who responds with this stanza.

notes: The stanza is fairly stable in all mss. The metre is fornyrðislag. The fragmentary ms. Holm10 VI records one and a half lines (ll. 7-8) of this stanza. It shows no significant variation from the other mss here.

texts: Frið 23

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 22 (AII, 274-5; BII, 296); Skald II, 156; Falk 1890, 79, Frið 1893, 20, 50, 75, Frið 1901, 31, Frið 1914, 20; Edd. Min. 100.


AM 510 4° (510) 94r, 9 - 94r, 11 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
Holm perg 10 VI 8° (Holm10 VI) 2r, 1 - 2r, 1 [7-8] (Frið)  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, 12 - 360r, 13 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 149r - 149r (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 587, 22 - 587, 24 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 88r, 5 - 88r, 12 (Frið)  image  
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