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Grímr loðinkinni (Gríml)

volume 8; ed. Beatrice La Farge;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 5

Lausavísur — Gríml LvVIII (GrL)

Not published: do not cite (Gríml LvVIII (GrL))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5 

SkP info: VIII, 292

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2 — Gríml Lv 2VIII (GrL 3)

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Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Gríms saga loðinkinna 3 (Grímr loðinkinni, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 292.

Þrífiz hvárgi
Þjassa dóttir
brúðir verstar;
brátt skal ek reiðaz.
Rétt skal ek
áðr röðull skíni,
vörgum senda
víst til bráðar.


May neither {daughter of Þjazi <giant>} [GIANTESS] thrive, the worst women; I shall fly into a rage quickly. I will certainly dispatch you two straight as meat for wolves before the sun shines.

context: This stanza follows straight on from GrL 2 and is introduced by the remark: Grímr kvað ‘Grímr spoke’.

notes: [5]: MS 471’s reading has been preferred here over that of 343a because the alliteration (on rétt) falls correctly on the first lift of a Type E-line, whereas it falls incorrectly on the second lift in 343a.

texts: GrL 3

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 9. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Gríms saga loðinkinna I 3 (AII, 288; BII, 309); Skald II, 164; FSN 2, 145-6, FSGJ 2, 187, Anderson 1990, 61, 111-12, 445; Edd. Min. 86.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 58r, 25 - 58r, 26 (GrL)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 57v - 57v (GrL)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 12v, 18 - 12v, 25 (GrL)  transcr.  image  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 26, 17 - 26, 19 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 342 4°x (342x) 75r, 1 - 75r, 3 (GrL)  image  
AM 552 q 4°x (552qx) 9r, 17 - 9r, 18 (GrL)  image  
AM 109 a I 8°x (109a Ix) 78r, 26 - 78v, 2 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 163r, 19 - 163r, 22 (GrL)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated