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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

prose works

Alvíssmál (Alv) - 36

Alvíssmál

Not published: do not cite ()

segments:  0a 

non-skaldic stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35 

32 — Alv 32

Cite as: Not published: do not cite (Alv 32)

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Bygg heitirmeð mönnum
en barr með goðum,
kallavöxt vanir,
æti jötnar,
álfarlagastaf,
kallaíhelju hnipinn.   (eddic or germanic)

(‘Barley it’s called by men, and grain by the gods,
the Vanir call it growth,
food the giants, liquid-fundament the elves,
in hell they call it head-hanger.’
)

editions: Skj Not in Skj;

sources

GKS 2365 4° (R) 20r, 14 - 20r, 15 (Edda)  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated