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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 2 July 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 608

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1 — Ásb Ævkv 1VIII (OStór 4)

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Cite as: Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 4 (Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 608.

Segiz þat minni móður;
mun hon ei syni kemba
svarðar láð í sumri
svanhvít í Danmörku.
Hafði ek henni heitit,
at ek heim koma munda;
nú mun segg á síðu
sverðs egg dregin verða.

Segiz þat minni móður; hon, svanhvít, mun ei kemba {láð svarðar} syni í sumri í Danmörku. Ek hafði heitit henni, at ek munda koma heim; egg sverðs mun nú verða dregin á síðu segg.

Let it be told to my mother; she, swan-white, will not comb {the land of the scalp} [HEAD] of her son this summer in Denmark. I had promised her that I would come home; now the sword’s edge will be drawn against the warrior’s [my] side.

texts: OStór 4, Flat 375

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 18. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar IV 1 (AII, 342; BII, 365); Skald II, 197; ÓT 1689, 13, Fms 3, 218 Flat 1860-8, I, 528, Þorleifur Jónsson 1904, 212, Guðni Jónsson 1935, 183 (ch. 7), Guðni Jónsson 1946-9, 11, 457-8 (ch. 7), Faulkes 2011b, 69 (ch. 7) (OStór).


GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 70va, 18 - 70va, 21 (OStór)  image  image  image  
GKS 2845 4° (2845) 23v, 9 - 23v, 13 (OStór)  image  image  
AM 554 h β 4°x (554h βx) 63r, 16 - 63r, 20 (OStór)  image  
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