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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Not published: do not cite (Angantýr LvVIII (Heiðr))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, 402

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9 — Angantýr Lv 9VIII (Heiðr 43)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 43 (Angantýr Arngrímsson, Lausavísur 9)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 402.

Veizt eigi þú,
— vesöl ertu mála,
fullfeikn kona —
hví þú fagna skalt.
Sjá mun Tyrfingr,
ef þú trúa mættir,
ætt þinni, mær,
allri spilla.


You do not know why you must rejoice; you are wretched in your utterances, destructive woman. That Tyrfingr will destroy all your family, girl, if you are able to believe it.

notes: [5-8]: Missing from Hb through damage to the fol. The text is supplied from the other mss and repeats ll. 5-8 of Angantýr Lv 4 (Heiðr 34) (see Note). The fact that the final word of the stanza is present in Hb and reads skal ‘shall, must’ (1st/3rd pers. sg. pres.) suggests that these lines were not the original ending to the stanza.

texts: Heiðr 43 (39/26), Heiðr 43 (39/26)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga III 19 (AII, 249; BII, 269); Skald II, 140; Heiðr 1672, 94, FSN 1, 441, 522, Heiðr 1873, 221, 321, Heiðr 1924, 31-2, 112, FSGJ 2, 21, Heiðr 1960, 18; Edd. Min. 19.


AM 544 4° (Hb) 74r, 37 - 74v, 1 [1-4] (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 65v, 19 - 65v, 21 (Heiðr)  image  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 14r, 23 - 14r, 26 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
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