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Hjálmþér Ingason (Hjþ)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 16

Lausavísur — Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16 

SkP info: VIII, 505

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6 — Hjþ Lv 6VIII (HjǪ 13)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 13 (Hjálmþér Ingason, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 505.

Mun þik snerta
Snarvendill fyrr,
en þú á seyði
setir konungs arfa.
Handar muntu missa
ok hátt æpa;
svá munum skilja,
skauð in aumasta.


Snarvendill will touch you before you put {the heir of the king} [RULER = me, Hjálmþér] on the fire. You will lose your hand and shriek loudly; thus we will part, most wretched cunt.

context: Hjálmþér responds to Ýma’s threat in the previous stanza by saying that things have gone badly for the cloth with which she has dried her hair and which had touched her glyrnur ‘cat’s eyes’, implying that she is a troll. He then speaks this provocative stanza.

texts: HjǪ 13

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis III 3 (AII, 335; BII, 356); Skald II, 192; HjǪ 1720, 36, FSN 3, 481, FSGJ 4, 206, HjǪ 1970, 30, 88, 145.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 269v, 21 - 269v, 24 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 50r - 50v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 90 - 90 (HjǪ)  image  
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