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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gizurr Grýtingaliði (GizGrý)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 7

not in Skj

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. . <> (accessed 17 September 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 485

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

7 — GizGrý Lv 7VIII (Heiðr 117)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 117 (Gizurr Grýtingaliði, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 485.

Sex ein eru
seggja fylki,
í fylki hverju
fimm þúsundir,
í þúsund hverri
þrettán hundruð,
í hundraði hverju
halir fjórtaldir.


There are around six troops of warriors, in each troop [are] five thousand, in every thousand thirteen hundreds, in every hundred men four times counted.

context: Gizurr returns to Angantýr and reports that he has summoned the Huns to battle. Angantýr asks about the size of the Huns’ forces. Gizurr replies (Heiðr 1960, 57), Mikit er þeira mengi ‘Their multitude is great’, and speaks this stanza.

notes: Heiðr 1672, Heiðr 1873, NK, ÍF Edd. and Jón Helgason (1967, 243-4) present Gizurr’s words, given in the Context above, as part of the stanza. — Cf. Saxo 2015, I, v. 8. 1 (7. 6), pp. 326-7.

texts: Heiðr 117

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga VII 14 (AII, 256; BII, 275-6); Skald II, 144, NN §3144; Heiðr 1672, 175, Heiðr 1873, 286-7, Heiðr 1924, 153-4, FSGJ 2, 65, Heiðr 1960, 57 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 11-12, NK 310, ÍF Edd. II, 429.


AM 203 folx (203x) 112, 9 - 112r, 10 (Heiðr)  transcr.  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 35r, 14 - 35r, 17 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  
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