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Hǫrðr/Hringr (Hǫrðr)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 5

Lausavísur — Hǫrðr LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Hǫrðr LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5 

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.’


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.’

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

texts: HjǪ 25

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.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 272v, 26 - 272v, 29 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 52v - 53r (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 94 - 94 (HjǪ)  image  
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