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Hervǫr (Herv)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 20

Lausavísur — Herv LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Hervǫr, 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=3135> (accessed 20 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19 

for reference only:  19x 

SkP info: VIII, 394

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13 — Herv Lv 13VIII (Heiðr 33)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 33 (Hervǫr, Lausavísur 13)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 394.

Brennið eigi svá         bál á nóttum,
at ek við elda         yðra fælumz.
Skelfrat meyju         muntún hugar,
þótt hon draug séi         í durum standa.

Brennið eigi svá bál á nóttum, at ek fælumz við elda yðra. Skelfrat {muntún hugar} meyju, þótt hon séi draug standa í durum.

You will not burn blazes at night in such a way that I will be frightened of your fires. {The desire-enclosure of the mind} [BREAST] of the girl will not tremble, though she sees a revenant stand in the doorway.

Mss: Hb(74r), 2845(65v) (Heiðr)

Readings: [1] Brennið: so 2845, Brenni þér Hb    [4] fælumz: hræðumz 2845    [7] séi: sjái all    [8] í: fyri 2845

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga III 9: AII, 247, BII, 266-7, Skald II, 139; FSN 1, 437, 520-1, Heiðr 1873, 217, 318, Heiðr 1924, 26, FSGJ 2, 18, Heiðr 1960, 16; Edd. Min. 17.

Notes: [1-4]: Similar in content to Heiðr 23/1-4, where Hervǫr urges the shepherd not to be frightened by the fires burning around the island.  — [6] muntún hugar ‘the desire-enclosure of the mind [BREAST]’: As other eds have noted, hugar appears to be redundant to the meaning of the kenning. Muntún is a hap. leg. — [7] draug ‘a revenant’: See Heiðr 29 Note to [All]. — [7] séi ‘sees’: Normalised to the 1250-1300 standard form of the subj. of sjá ‘see’; the mss. all have the later subj. form sjái.

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