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Angantýr Arngrímsson (Angantýr)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 12

Lausavísur — Angantýr LvVIII (Heiðr)

Not published: do not cite (Angantýr LvVIII (Heiðr))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12 

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.


{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.

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’]’.

texts: Heiðr 39 (35/22)

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.


AM 544 4° (Hb) 74r, 32 - 74r, 33 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 65v, 12 - 65v, 14 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 14r, 9 - 14r, 12 (Heiðr)  image  
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