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Ásbjǫrn (Ásb)

volume 8; ed. Peter Jorgensen;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 2

Lausavísur — Ásb LvVIII (OStór)

Not published: do not cite (Ásb LvVIII (OStór))

stanzas:  1   2 

SkP info: VIII, 607

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2 — Ásb Lv 2VIII (OStór 3)

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Cite as: Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 3 (Ásbjǫrn, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 607.

Sinni má engi         íþrótt treysta;
aldri er hann svá sterkr         né stórr í huga.
Svá bregz hverjum         á banadægri
hjarta ok megin,         sem heill bilar.

Engi má treysta íþrótt sinni; hann er aldri svá sterkr né stórr í huga. Svá bregz hjarta ok megin hverjum á banadægri, sem heill bilar.

No one may trust in his own accomplishment; he is never so strong or courageous. Thus to every man on his death-day heart and strength fail as good fortune fails.

texts: OStór 3, Flat 374

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 18. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar III (AII, 342; BII, 365); Skald II, 197, NN §129; ÓT 1689, 13, Fms 3, 217, Flat 1860-8, I, 527, Þorleifur Jónsson 1904, 212, Guðni Jónsson 1935, 182-3 (ch. 7), Guðni Jónsson 1946-9, 11, 457-8 (ch. 7), Faulkes 2011b, 68-9 (ch. 7) (OStór).


GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 70va, 13 - 70va, 15 (OStór)  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 23r, 28 - 23v, 3 (OStór)  image  image  
AM 554 h β 4°x (554h βx) 63r, 10 - 63r, 12 (OStór)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated