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Ýma trǫllkona (Ýma)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Lausavísur — Ýma LvVIII (HjǪ)

Richard L. Harris (forthcoming), ‘ Ýma trǫllkona, 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=3145> (accessed 20 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2 

SkP info: VIII, 504

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1 — Ýma Lv 1VIII (HjǪ 12)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 12 (Ýma trǫllkona, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 504.

Illa kveðr þú til mín;
því muntu, inn ungi,
fyrstr hafðr á seyði
af seggjum þínum.
sjá in hoska mær
þerra sína ljósa lokka
með gullofnum dúki.

 

You speak ill to me; thus you, young one, will be put on the fire first of your men. The wise maid can be seen to dry her bright locks with a gold-woven cloth.

context: Ýma, one of the sea-ogresses, threatens Hjálmþér when he speaks insultingly of her appearance. According to the prose text, she had a gold-woven cloth on her lap and combed her hair with a golden comb.

notes: The first four lines of this stanza are málaháttr, while ll. 5-7 approximate to ljóðaháttr in structure but lack the required alliteration. In ÍBR5ˣ the poetry is usually written in a bolded hand, but here the first line is presented in the manner of the prose text. — [2]: This line has been modified by most eds, even though it is regular Type A* málaháttr. Skj B and Skald have því enn ungi munt, while FSGJ reads því at, inn ungi, munt.

texts: HjǪ 12

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis III 2 (AII, 335; BII, 356); Skald II, 192; HjǪ 1720, 36, FSN 3, 480-1, FSGJ 4, 205-6, HjǪ 1970, 30, 87, 145.

sources

AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 269v, 16 - 269v, 19 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 50r - 50r (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 90 - 90 (HjǪ)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated