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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Not published: do not cite (Hjþ LvVIII (HjǪ))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, 525

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12 — Hjþ Lv 12VIII (HjǪ 34)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 34 (Hjálmþér Ingason, Lausavísur 12)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 525.

Hörðr hann heitir,
hefir fátt prýði,
velr um vápn sjaldan,
vill ei skart þiggja,
öldungis einninn
ekki hræðiz,
maðr mjök snarligr;
met ek hann mikils.


He is called Hǫrðr, has little gallantry, seldom chooses weapons, will not accept finery, likewise absolutely shows no fear, a man most keen; I value him greatly.

context: Hjálmþér introduces Hǫrðr to the court with this stanza.

notes: [7-8]: In order to avoid double alliteration here, Skj B changes the word order of l. 8 to mikils met ek hann, while Kock inverts the order of the two lines 7-8, treating met ek hann mikils ‘I value him greatly’ as an intercalary clause. Neither operation is necessary, as l. 7 is fornyrðislag with alliteration in metrical positions 1 and 2, while l. 8 is málaháttr, in which the two syllables of mikils carry secondary stress and no stress respectively.

texts: HjǪ 34

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis IV 13 (AII, 339; BII, 360-1); Skald II, 195, NN §2619; HjǪ 1720, 50, FSN 3, 494, FSGJ 4, 219, HjǪ 1970, 41, 95, 157.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 273v, 29 - 274r, 2 (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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