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Vargeisa/Álfsól (Vargeisa)

volume 8; ed. Richard L. Harris;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 6

Lausavísur — Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ)

Not published: do not cite (Vargeisa LvVIII (HjǪ))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6 

SkP info: VIII, 498

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2 — Vargeisa Lv 2VIII (HjǪ 6)

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Cite as: Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 6 (Vargeisa/Álfsól, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 498.

Sæk þú Snarvendil;
sigr mun honum fylgja,
hoskr, ef þú, hilmir, vilt
þér í hendi bera.
Koss vil ek af þér
klénan þiggja;
þá muntu mímung
mér ór hendi fá.

 

Take Snarvendill; victory will follow it, if you, wise prince, want to carry it in your hand. I want to get a nice kiss from you; then you will get the sword from my hand.

context: Vargeisa tells Hjálmþér, who wants the sword she is carrying, that he can have it if he gives her a kiss. The stanza is introduced with the clause henni varð þá ljóð á munni ‘then a song came to her mouth’ (for the significance of this expression, see Quinn 1998).

texts: HjǪ 6

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis II 4 (AII, 334; BII, 354); Skald II, 191, NN §3296A; HjǪ 1720, 29, FSN 3, 475, FSGJ 4, 199-200, HjǪ 1970, 25, 83-4, 139.

sources

AM 109 a III 8°x (109a IIIx) 267v, 17 - 267v, 20 (HjǪ)  transcr.  image  
Holm papp 6 4°x (papp6x) 48v - 48v (HjǪ)  image  
ÍBR 5 folx (ÍBR5x) 88 - 88 (HjǪ)  image  
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