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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Angantýr Arngrímsson (Angantýr)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 12

not in Skj

Lausavísur — Angantýr LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Angantýr Arngrímsson, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 19 September 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 399

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7 — Angantýr Lv 7VIII (Heiðr 39)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 39 (Angantýr Arngrímsson, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 399.

Liggr mér und herðum         Hjálmars bani;
allr er hann útan         eldi sveipinn.
Mey veit ek enga         moldar hvergi,
at þann hjör þori         í hendr nema.

{Bani Hjálmars} liggr und herðum mér; útan er hann allr sveipinn eldi. Ek veit enga mey hvergi moldar, at þori nema þann hjör í hendr.

{The slayer of Hjálmarr} [= Tyrfingr] lies under my shoulders; on the outside it is all encircled by fire. I know no girl anywhere on earth who would dare to take that sword in her hands.

Mss: Hb(74r), 2845(65v), R715ˣ(14r) (Heiðr)

Readings: [1] Liggr: so 2845, R715ˣ, ‘L[…]ggr’ Hb;    und: undir 2845, R715ˣ    [4] sveipinn: so R715ˣ, sveipin Hb, ‘sueífín’ 2845    [5] enga: öngva 2845, R715ˣ    [6] moldar: fyrir mold 2845, molda corrected from moldar in the hand of JR R715ˣ;    hvergi: ofan 2845    [7] at: er R715ˣ;    þann hjör: hjör þann 2845    [8] hendr: hönd 2845, ‘handur’ R715ˣ;    nema: bera 2845, at nema R715ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga III 15: AII, 248, BII, 268, Skald II, 139; Heiðr 1672, 93, FSN 1, 439, 521, Heiðr 1873, 219, 319-20, Heiðr 1924, 29, 111, FSGJ 2, 19, Heiðr 1960, 17; Edd. Min. 18.

Notes: [2]: See Notes to Heiðr 36/8 and 38/7-8. — [3-4]: These lines are also found in Fáfn 42/3-4, there referring to the location on the mountain Hindarfjall on which the valkyrie Sigrdrífa lies in an enchanted sleep until, in Sigrdr, she is awakened by Sigurðr Fáfnisbani. — [4]: See Note to Heiðr 45/6. — [5-6]: Cf., especially in light of 2845’s reading, Gríp 22/1-2 (NK 167): Mann veit ec engi | fyr mold ofan ‘I know no man on the earth [lit. ‘above the earth’, i.e. ‘alive’]’.

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