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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Not published: do not cite (Gríml LvVIII (GrL))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, 297

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5 — Gríml Lv 5VIII (GrL 7)

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Cite as: Beatrice La Farge (ed.) 2017, ‘Gríms saga loðinkinna 7 (Grímr loðinkinni, Lausavísur 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 297.

Fyrst mun ek líkja
eptir feðr mínum;
skal eigi mín dóttir,
nema skör höggviz,
nauðig gefin
neinum manni
guðvefs þella,
meðan Grímr lifir.


First I will follow the example of my father; my daughter, {the fir-tree of costly fabric}, [WOMAN] shall not be given in marriage to any man against her will while Grímr is [I am] alive, unless my head is hewn off.

notes: Four mss preserve this stanza in a form which is unequivocally complete: 343a, 471, 340ˣ and 109a Iˣ. It is not clear whether the readings from other mss are to be regarded as poetry or prose because ll. 4 and 6 are omitted and the remainder are highly irregular metrically.

texts: GrL 7

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 9. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Gríms saga loðinkinna II 2 (AII, 289; BII, 310); Skald II, 164FSN 2, 155, FSGJ 2, 196, Anderson 1990, 66, 121-2, 449; Edd. Min. 96.


AM 343 a 4° (343a) 59v, 7 - 59v, 8 (GrL)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 60r - 60r (GrL)  
AM 173 folx (173x) 15v, 25 - 15v, 27 (GrL)  transcr.  image  
AM 340 4°x (340x) 34, 7 - 34, 9 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 342 4°x (342x) 77r, 13 - 77r, 14 (GrL)  image  
AM 109 a I 8°x (109a Ix) 82v, 4 - 82v, 7 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 166r, 16 - 166r, 17 (GrL)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated