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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Not published: do not cite (Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ))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, 520

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9 — Hjþ Lv 9VIII (HjǪ 28)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 28 (Hjálmþér Ingason, Lausavísur 9)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 520.

Heill sittu, Hundingi,
hef ek engan
þér æðra hitt
undir heims skauti.
Ferr þín frægð
um gjafir;
því kom ek hingat
hilmis at vitja.


May you have good health, Hundingi, I have met no one more distinguished than you under {the cover of the world}. [SKY] Your reputation for gifts of money travels; and so I have come here to visit the ruler.

context: Hjálmþér and his men now enter the hall, with the exception of Hǫrðr, who remains at the entrance. Hjálmþér makes himself known to King Hundingi with this stanza.

notes: Cf. Hjálmþérsrímur V, 23 (Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 39). — Hjálmþér follows Hervǫr’s instructions in this and subsequent stanzas in behaving in a formally correct fashion to her father.

texts: HjǪ 28

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis IV 7 (AII, 338; BII, 359); Skald II, 194, NN §125; HjǪ 1720, 48, FSN 3, 492, FSGJ 4, 217, HjǪ 1970, 40, 95, 156.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 273v, 7 - 273v, 10 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 53r - 53v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 95 - 95 (HjǪ)  image  
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