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Hervǫr (Herv)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 20

Lausavísur — Herv LvVIII (Heiðr)

Not published: do not cite (Herv LvVIII (Heiðr))

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, 402

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17 — Herv Lv 17VIII (Heiðr 42)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 42 (Hervǫr, Lausavísur 17)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 402.

Vel gerðir þú,         víkinga niðr,
er þú seldir mér         sverð ór haugi.
Betr þykkjumz nú,         buðlungr, hafa,
en ek Nóregi         næðak öllum.

Þú gerðir vel, niðr víkinga, er þú seldir mér sverð ór haugi. Þykkjumz hafa betr nú, buðlungr, en ek næðak öllum Nóregi.

You did well, son of vikings, when you gave me the sword from the mound. I feel better now, prince, than if I were to obtain all Norway.

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

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga III 18: AII, 248, BII, 268, Skald II, 140; Heiðr 1672, 94, FSN 1, 440, 522, Heiðr 1873, 220, 320-1, Heiðr 1924, 30-1, 111-12, FSGJ 2, 20-21, Heiðr 1960, 18; Edd. Min. 19.

Context: R715ˣ has a prose interjection before this stanza: Þá var sverð í hendi Hervarar ‘Then the sword was in Hervǫr’s hand’.

Notes: [3-4]: Echoes ll. 5-6 of the previous stanza.

Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated