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Angantýr Heiðreksson (AngH)

volume 8; ed. Hannah Burrows;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 11

Lausavísur — AngH LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Angantýr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 26 January 2022)

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

SkP info: VIII, 478

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8 — AngH Lv 8VIII (Heiðr 108)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 108 (Angantýr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 478.

ek eigi þann
í mínu liði,
þótt ek biða
ok baugum kaupa,
er muni ríða
ok rönd bera
ok þeirra Húna
herlið finna.


I do not see that one in my troop who would ride and bear a shield, and meet the war-troop of the Huns, though I should beg and bargain with rings.

context: The stanza follows directly on from the previous one.

notes: [3, 4]: The two verbs in these lines, biða and kaupa, appear in the mss as biði and kaupi, with C14th endings of the 1st pers. pres. subj. of, respectively, biðja ‘beg, request’ and kaupa ‘bargain, buy’. These have been normalized to forms suitable to the period 1250-1300 in accordance with the procedures of the rest of this volume. — [7-8]: Skj B and Skald emend to ok þeim Húnum | herboð inna ‘and perform the war-summons to the Huns’. This seems to be partly based on Verelius’ emendation of R715ˣ’s problematic reading, Oc þeim Hunum | Herbod bioda (Heiðr 1672) ‘and offer the war-summons to the Huns’, but both mss have herlið ‘war-troop’ and 203ˣ’s reading gives good sense as it stands.

texts: Heiðr 108

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga VII 6 (AII, 254-5; BII, 274); Skald II, 143; Heiðr 1672, 173, FSN 1, 500, Heiðr 1873, 281, Heiðr 1924, 150-1, FSGJ 2, 62-3, Heiðr 1960, 54 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 8, NK 308, ÍF Edd. II, 426.


AM 203 folx (203x) 111v, 11 - 111v, 12 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 34r, 20 - 34r, 23 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated