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Ýma trǫllkona (Ýma)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Lausavísur — Ýma LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Ýma LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2 

SkP info: VIII, 506

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2 — Ýma Lv 2VIII (HjǪ 14)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 14 (Ýma trǫllkona, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 506.

Víst gleðr mik eitt,
þótt vitir eigi,
jöfurr inn ógndjarfi,
hvat um er at vera.
Munu systr mínar
at nái gera
út á herskipum
alla menn þína.


One thing certainly gladdens me, terror-bold prince, though you do not know how things stand. My sisters will turn all your men into corpses out on the warships.

context: Ýma, whose hand has just been cut off by Hjálmþér, rejoices that her nine sisters will kill all his men in vengeance, first tearing their ships apart with their ferocious beaks and claws.

notes: Cf. Hjálmþérsrímur IV, 8 (Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 28).

texts: HjǪ 14

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis III 4 (AII, 335; BII, 356); Skald II, 192, NN §2839; HjǪ 1720, 37, FSN 3, 482, FSGJ 4, 207, HjǪ 1970, 31, 88, 146.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 270r, 9 - 270r, 12 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 50v - 50v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 91 - 91 (HjǪ)  image  
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