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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Not published: do not cite (Hundk LvVIII (HjǪ))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, 526

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4 — Hundk Lv 4VIII (HjǪ 35)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 35 (Hundingi konungr, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 526.

Lítt honum sæmir
hjá seggja liði,
þeim er í gullvefjum
glóa allir.
Siti hann yzt
af seggjum mínum;
skal honum veita vel
með várum þegnum.


It would hardly be appropriate for him to be among the company of men who all glitter in gold clothing. Let him sit farthest out among my men; he shall be well served among our freemen.

context: Hundingi responds in disparaging terms to Hjálmþér’s introduction of Hǫrðr.

notes: Compare Hjálmþérsrímur V, 31-5 (Finnur Jónsson 1905-22, II, 37-8) with HjǪ 35-40. — [4-5]: These lines are hypometrical, unless there is suspended resolution on glóa and siti (or yzt were understood as an adj. yztr ‘outermost’ and desyllabified as yztur).

texts: HjǪ 35

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis IV 14 (AII, 339; BII, 361); Skald II, 195, NN §127; HjǪ 1720, 50, FSN 3, 494, FSGJ 4, 219-20, HjǪ 1970, 41, 95, 157.


AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 274r, 2 - 274r, 5 (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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