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Hundingi konungr (Hundk)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 7

Lausavísur — Hundk LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Hundk LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7 

SkP info: VIII, 523

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2 — Hundk Lv 2VIII (HjǪ 31)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 31 (Hundingi konungr, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 523.

Hverr er hoski,
er hjálm ok gerð stýrir,
sterkr ok stórmannligr
stendr þér á hlið aðra?
Glöggra máttu greina
frá görpum þínum;
þá veit ek görr,
hvar gestum skal skipa.


Who is that wise one, who possesses helmet and armour, stands strong and magnificent by your side? You must describe your men more clearly; then I will know better where the guests should be seated.

context: Hundingi asks Hjálmþér to identify Ǫlvir using the formulaic excuse of determining appropriate seating arrangements.

notes: There are considerable similarities between the following four stanzas of HjǪ (31-4) and Hjálmþérsrímur V, 26-30 (Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 37). — [7]: The line is unmetrical and needs another, final syllable, which could be supplied by emending görr ‘better’ to gerla ‘completely, clearly’ (cf. HjǪ 39/10).

texts: HjǪ 31

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis IV 10 (AII, 338; BII, 360); Skald II, 194; HjǪ 1720, 49, FSN 3, 493, FSGJ 4, 218, HjǪ 1970, 40, 96, 156-7.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 273v, 18 - 273v, 21 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 53v - 53v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 95 - 95 (HjǪ)  image  
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