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Gizurr Grýtingaliði (GizGrý)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 7

Lausavísur — GizGrý LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Gizurr Grýtingaliði, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3138> (accessed 25 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7 

SkP info: VIII, 479

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2 — GizGrý Lv 2VIII (Heiðr 109)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 109 (Gizurr Grýtingaliði, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 479.

Ek mun þik enskis
eyris krefja,
skjall*anda
skarfs ór gulli.
Þó mun ek ríða
ok rönd bera
Húna þjóðum
gunni at bjóða.

 

I will demand from you nothing of silver, nor chinking coin of gold. Yet I will ride and bear a shield to offer battle to the people of the Huns.

context: The stanza is introduced (Heiðr 1960, 54), Gizurr gamli sagði ‘Gizurr the Old said’.

notes: [7-8]: As they stand, these lines lack alliteration. Following 202kˣ, which is not an independent ms. witness, all eds emend gunni ‘battle’ to herstaf, a hap. leg. Skj B translates krigsruner ‘war-runes’, Heiðr 1960 ‘war-staff”. Ms. R715ˣ’s readings (‘gotta’, presumably Gota ‘of the Goths’, apparently corrected from ‘gun̄a’ in another hand) suggest that alliteration may have been on the g- of gunni, but neither of its alternatives offers a satisfactory solution: Gizurr is on the side of the Goths, and gen. pl. gunna ‘of the battles’ makes no sense. The abbreviation ‘gun̄a’ is used elsewhere in the ms. where gumna ‘of men’ seems to be intended (cf. Heiðr 103/6), but again, this does not give good sense, though it is given in NK. Emending gunni to hildi ‘to war’ would solve the problem, but would go against both mss.

texts: Heiðr 109

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga VII 7 (AII, 255; BII, 274); Skald II, 143; Heiðr 1672, 173, FSN 1, 500-1, Heiðr 1873, 281, Heiðr 1924, 151, FSGJ 2, 63, Heiðr 1960, 54-5 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 9, NK 308-9, ÍF Edd. II, 427.

sources

AM 203 folx (203x) 111v, 13 - 111v, 15 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 34r, 23 - 34v, 4 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated