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Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri (Hjálm)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 19

Lausavísur — Hjálm LvVIII

Not published: do not cite (Hjálm LvVIII)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19 

SkP info: VIII, 818

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2 — Hjálm Lv 2VIII (Ǫrv 6)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Ǫrvar-Odds saga 6 (Hjálmarr inn hugumstóri, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 818.

Þá frák manna
meinúðgasta,
ógjarnasta
gott at vinna.
Þeir berserkir,
böls um fyldir,
tvau skip hruðu
tryggra manna.

 

I have heard them [to be] the most evil-minded of men, most un-eager to do good. Those berserks, filled with enmity, cleared two ships of trusty men.

context: This stanza, also spoken by Hjálmarr, continues straight on from the previous one without prose intervention.

notes: [7-8]: It is not clear whether these lines refer to the event that the prose text of Ǫrv narrates immediately before Hjálmarr and Oddr hear the berserks roaring or to some other incident. While the two heroes are off getting timber to repair their boats, the twelve berserks massacre their crew (Ǫrv 1888, 96). This event is alluded to also in Ǫrv 7/7-8 below.

texts: Ǫrv 6

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 10. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ǫrvar-Oddssaga III 2 (AII, 290; BII, 311); Skald II, 165, NN §795; Ǫrv 1888, 98, Ǫrv 1892, 52, FSGJ 2, 252; Edd. Min. 56.

sources

AM 344 a 4° (344a) 16v, 17 - 16v, 19 (Ǫrv)  transcr.  image  
AM 343 a 4° (343a) 67v, 25 - 67v, 27 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 471 4° (471) 74r - 74r (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 35r, 30 - 35v, 4 (Ǫrv)  image  
AM 344 b 4°x (344bx) 14r, 9 - 14r, 10 (Ǫrv)  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated