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Runic Dictionary

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Ásbjǫrn (Ásb)

volume 8; ed. Peter Jorgensen;

VIII. Ævikviða (Ævkv) - 9

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. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3166> (accessed 28 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

SkP info: VIII, 615

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9 — Ásb Ævkv 9VIII (OStór 12)

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Cite as: Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 12 (Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða 9)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 615.

Mundi Ormr
ófrýnn vera,
ef hann á kvöl þessa
kynni at líta
ok grimmliga
gjalda þursi
várar viðfarar
víst, ef hann næði.

 

Ormr would be displeased if he could look upon this torment and certainly pay back the giant terribly for our [my] treatment, if he could.

context: The final stanza spoken by Ásbjǫrn as Brúsi the giant leads him around an iron pillar, and Ásbjǫrn’s intestines wind onto it. He dies immediately afterwards.

notes: [1]: This line contains only three syllables, making it likely that desyllabification of final ‑r has occurred. The line probably contained four syllables, with Ormr disyllabic (Ormur).

texts: OStór 12, Flat 383

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 18. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar IV 9 (AII, 344; BII, 365); Skald II, 198; ÓT 1689, 14, Fms 3, 221Flat 1860-8, I, 528, Þorleifur Jónsson 1904, 214, Guðni Jónsson 1935, 185 (ch. 7), Guðni Jónsson 1946-9, 11, 457-8 (ch. 7), Faulkes 2011b, 71 (ch. 7) (OStór).

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 70va, 38 - 70va, 40 (OStór)  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 24r, 5 - 24r, 7 (OStór)  image  image  
AM 554 h β 4°x (554h βx) 63v, 19 - 64r, 1 (OStór)  image  
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