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Runic Dictionary

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Hervǫr (Herv)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 20

Lausavísur — Herv LvVIII (Heiðr)

Hannah Burrows (forthcoming), ‘ Hervǫr, 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=3135> (accessed 19 September 2021)

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, 381

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6 — Herv Lv 6VIII (Heiðr 21)

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 21 (Hervǫr, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 381.

Men bjóðum þér
máls at gjöldum;
muna drengja vin
dælt at letja.
Fær engi
svá fríðar hnossir
fagra bauga,
at ek fara eigi.

 

We [I] offer you a necklace as reward for your word; it will not be easy to hold back the friend of the valiant ones. None can give now such beautiful treasures, fair rings, that I will not go.

notes: In Hb’s prose paraphrase of this stanza it is the shepherd who offers Hervǫr/Hervarðr the necklace to flee rather than continue with her mission. However, this makes little sense: it is much more likely that Hervǫr would offer the shepherd a reward for information than vice-versa.

texts: Heiðr 21 (/4)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga II 4 (AII, 244; BII, 264); Skald II, 137; Heiðr 1672, 89-90, FSN 1, 519, Heiðr 1873, 212-13, Heiðr 1924, 19, 106, Heiðr 1960, 75; Edd. Min. 14.

sources

AM 544 4° (Hb) 74r, 2 - 74r, 3 (Heiðr)  transcr.  image  image  image  
UppsUB R 715x (R715x) 12v, 16 - 12v, 19 (Heiðr)  image  
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