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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hǫrðr/Hringr (Hǫrðr)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 5

not in Skj

Lausavísur — Hǫrðr LvVIII (HjǪ)

Richard L. Harris (forthcoming), ‘ Hǫrðr/Hringr, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3149> (accessed 5 December 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 534

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

4 — Hǫrðr Lv 4VIII (HjǪ 43)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 43 (Hǫrðr/Hringr, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 534.

Eyðaz mun sæmd þín,         ef líkr skal ek vera
aumum illþræli,         er ekki prýðir,
ragr í hverja taug,         nema vakta mat svínum,
halr inn hrafnsvarti         í hrævar skrúði.

Sæmd þín mun eyðaz, ef ek skal vera líkr aumum illþræli, er ekki prýðir, ragr í hverja taug, nema vakta svínum mat, inn hrafnsvarti halr í skrúði hrævar.

Your honour will be destroyed, if I must be like a poor wretched slave, whom sobbing adorns, craven in every fibre, only good to look after food for swine, the raven-black fellow in the clothing of a corpse.

texts: HjǪ 43, HjǪ 43

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis VI 2 (AII, 340-1; BII, 362-3); Skald II, 196, NN §2840; HjǪ 1720, 73, FSN 3, 512, FSGJ 4, 237, HjǪ 1970, 59, 109, 177.

sources

AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 280v, 26 - 280v, 29 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 59r - 59v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 104 - 104 (HjǪ)  image  
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