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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hervǫr (Herv)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 20

not in Skj

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. . <> (accessed 21 October 2021)

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for reference only:  19x 

SkP info: VIII, 398

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

15 — Herv Lv 15VIII (Heiðr 38)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 38 (Hervǫr, Lausavísur 15)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 398.

Maðr þóttumz ek         mennskr til þessa,
áðr ek sali yðra         sækja réðak.
Selðu mér ór haugi,         þann er hatar brynjur,
dverga smíði;         dugira þér at leyna.

Ek þóttumz mennskr maðr til þessa, áðr ek réðak sækja sali yðra. Selðu mér ór haugi, þann er hatar brynjur, smíði dverga; dugira þér at leyna.

I thought myself a human being until this, before I resolved to seek your halls. Give me from the mound that which hates mail-shirts, smith-craft of dwarfs; it will not help you to hide it.

texts: Heiðr 38 (34/21)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga III 14 (AII, 248; BII, 267-8); Skald II, 139; Heiðr 1672, 93FSN 1, 439, 521, Heiðr 1873, 219, 319, Heiðr 1924, 28-9, 110, FSGJ 2, 19, Heiðr 1960, 17; Edd. Min. 18.


AM 544 4° (Hb) 74r, 30 - 74r, 31 (Heiðr)  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 65v, 10 - 65v, 12 (Heiðr)  image  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 14r, 6 - 14r, 9 (Heiðr)  image  
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