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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hǫrðr/Hringr (Hǫrðr)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 5

not in Skj

Lausavísur — Hǫrðr LvVIII (HjǪ)

Richard L. Harris (forthcoming), ‘ Hǫrðr/Hringr, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 19 January 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 518

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2 — Hǫrðr Lv 2VIII (HjǪ 25)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 25 (Hǫrðr/Hringr, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 518.

Hörðr mælti,         inn hyggjustóri:
‘Hví hrekr þú mik,         Hervör, í orðum?
Væri heldr nær         vífi skæru
vera hoskum dreng         holl í ráðum.’

Hörðr mælti, inn hyggjustóri: ‘Hví hrekr þú mik í orðum, Hervör? Væri heldr nær skæru vífi vera hoskum dreng holl í ráðum.’

Hǫrðr spoke, the great-minded: ‘Why do you scold me, Hervǫr? It would be rather more fitting for a pure woman to be gracious in counsels to a wise man.’

Mss: 109a IIIˣ(272v), papp6ˣ(52v-53r), ÍBR5ˣ(94) (HjǪ)

Readings: [3] Hví: so ÍBR5ˣ, því 109a IIIˣ, papp6ˣ    [5] nær: so papp6ˣ, om. 109a IIIˣ, ÍBR5ˣ    [6] skæru: so papp6ˣ, ÍBR5ˣ, skær 109a IIIˣ    [7] vera: at vera papp6ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis IV 4: AII, 337, BII, 358-9, Skald II, 194; HjǪ 1720, 46, FSN 3, 490, FSGJ 4, 215, HjǪ 1970, 38, 94, 154.

Context: Hǫrðr asks Hervǫr why she is trying to frighten him, when women such as she would customarily welcome travelling heroes to their courts.

Notes: [All]: Cf. Hjálmþérsrímur V, 13 (Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 35). — [All]: HjǪ 1720 excludes l. 1 from the stanza and treats it as prose, while FSGJ presents the whole stanza as prose, though it is a mixture of fornyrðislag (l. 1, if desyllabified, ll. 3, 5-8) and málaháttr (ll. 2, 4). — [1-2] Hörðr … hyggjustóri: Compare Hamð 6/1-2 (NK 269): Hitt qvað þá Hamðir, | inn hugomstóri ‘Then Hamðir, the great-minded, spoke that’. Cf. also the nickname of the legendary hero Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri ‘the Great-minded’ in Heiðr and Ǫrv. — [3-4] hrekr í orðum ‘scold’: Lit. ‘worry in words’.

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