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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ásbjǫrn (Ásb)

volume 8; ed. Peter Jorgensen;

VIII. Ævikviða (Ævkv) - 9

not in Skj

Ævikviða — Ásb ÆvkvVIII (OStór)

Peter Jorgensen (forthcoming), ‘ Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 29 May 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 614

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8 — Ásb Ævkv 8VIII (OStór 11)

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Cite as: Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 11 (Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 614.

Annat var, þá er inni.
Alllítt vér spörðumz
at samtogi sverða;
sjaldan ek latta,
at brynpálmar brýndir
biti hvassliga seggi;
þó var Ormr at ímun
æ oddviti þeira.

Annat var, þá er inni. Vér spörðumz alllítt at {samtogi sverða}; ek latta sjaldan at {brýndir brynpálmar} biti seggi hvassliga; Ormr var þó æ oddviti þeira at ímun.

It used to be different, when inside. We held back very little at {the drawing together of swords} [BATTLE]; seldom did I hinder that {the sharpened mailcoat-palms} [SWORDS] should sharply bite warriors; even so, Ormr was always their leader in battle.

texts: OStór 11, Flat 382

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 18. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar IV 8 (AII, 344; BII, 366-7); Skald II, 198, NN §§186, 3397D; ÓT 1689, 14, Fms 3, 220Flat 1860-8, I, 528, Þorleifur Jónsson 1904, 214, Guðni Jónsson 1935, 184-5 (ch. 7), Guðni Jónsson 1946-9, 11, 457-8 (ch. 7), Faulkes 2011b, 71 (ch. 7) (OStór).


GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 70va, 36 - 70va, 38 (OStór)  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 24r, 3 - 24r, 5 (OStór)  image  image  
AM 554 h β 4°x (554h βx) 63v, 15 - 63v, 18 (OStór)  image  
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