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Marmennill (Marm)

volume 8; ed. Hubert Seelow;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 7

Lausavísur — Marm LvVIII (Hálf)

Hubert Seelow (forthcoming), ‘ Marmennill, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3128> (accessed 19 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7 

SkP info: VIII, 314

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7 — Marm Lv 7VIII (Hálf 12)

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Cite as: Hubert Seelow (ed.) 2017, ‘Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 12 (Marmennill, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 314.

Kalt vatn augum
en kvett tönnum,
lérept líki,
lát mik aptr í sjó.
Dregr mik engi
í degi síðan
maðr upp í skip
af marabotnum.

 

Cold water for the eyes and a piece of meat for the teeth, linen for the body, put me back into the sea. No man will pull me then by daylight from the depths of the ocean up into a ship.

context: The stanza is preceded by the words: Þá tók einn maðr í hönd honum ok spurði: Hvat er manni bezt? Marmendill svarar … ‘Then a man took him by the hand and asked: What is best for a man? The merman replies …’. The stanza is followed by the words: Kóngr gaf þeim Handi ok Hrindi land at búa á ok þar með þræl ok ambátt ‘The king gave Handir and Hrindir land to farm and with it a slave and a bondwoman’. 

texts: Hálf 12

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 6. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hálfssaga IV 6 (AII, 258; BII, 278); Skald II, 145, NN §3188; Hálf 1864, 11, Hálf 1909, 86, FSGJ 2, 103-4, Hálf 1981, 116, 175; Edd. Min. 91.

sources

GKS 2845 4° (2845) 34r, 12 - 34r, 14 (Hálf)  transcr.  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated