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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri (Hjálm)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 19

not in Skj

Lausavísur — Hjálm LvVIII

Not published: do not cite (Hjálm LvVIII)

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SkP info: VIII, 838

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

14 — Hjálm Lv 14VIII (Ǫrv 24)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 24 (Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri, Lausavísur 14)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 838.

ek, hvar sitja
Sigtúnum á
fljóð, þau er löttu
farar mik þaðan.
Gleðr eigi Hjálmar
í höll konungs
öl rekkar
um aldr síðan.


I see where those women sit in Sigtuna, who dissuaded me from my journey from there. Neither ale nor warriors will gladden Hjálmarr in the king’s hall ever afterwards.

context: This stanza is the last of the sequence of eight stanzas, beginning with Hjálm 11 (Ǫrv 21) that forms the main part of Hjálmarr’s death-song in the Ǫrv mss. After it the younger mss (343a, 471 and 173ˣ) follow with Ǫrv 25-9, and then there is a final prose passage in all Ǫrv mss which concludes with Ǫrv 16 and 20, which are also in the mss of Heiðr.

texts: Ǫrv 24

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga α 4 (AII, 295; BII, 315); Skald II, 167; Ǫrv 1888, 103, Ǫrv 1892, 58-9, FSGJ 2, 260; Edd. Min. 51.


AM 344 a 4° (344a) 17v, 26 - 17v, 28 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 68v, 16 - 68v, 18 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 75r - 75r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 37v, 4 - 37v, 11 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 15r, 12 - 15r, 14 (Ǫrv)  
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