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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Ragnarr loðbrók (Rloð)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 10

not in Skj

Lausavísur — Rloð LvVIII (Ragn)

Rory McTurk (forthcoming), ‘ Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 24 January 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 626

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1 — Rloð Lv 1VIII (Ragn 1)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 1 (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 626.

Hætt hefi ek leyfðu lífi,
litfögr kona, — vetra
vá ek at foldar fiski
fimtán gamall — mínu.
Hafa skal ek böl, nema bíði
bráðráðinn mér dauði
heiðar lax til hjarta
hringlegnum vel smjúga.

Ek hefi hætt leyfðu lífi mínu, litfögr kona; fimtán vetra gamall vá ek at {fiski foldar}. Ek skal hafa böl, nema dauði, bráðráðinn mér, bíði smjúga vel til hjarta {hringlegnum lax heiðar}.

I have risked the life allotted to me, fair-complexioned woman; at the age of fifteen I attacked {the fish of the earth} [SNAKE]. I shall encounter disaster, unless the death imminently destined for me succeeds in creeping to the heart {of the ring-coiled salmon of the heath} [SNAKE].

texts: Ragn 1

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar I (AII, 232; BII, 251); Skald II, 130, NN §§1448, 1449, 2366; FSN 1, 240 (Ragn ch. 2), Ragn 1891, 179 (ch. 2), Ragn 1906-8, 119, 176, 195-6 (ch. 3), Ragn 1944, 22-4 (ch. 3), FSGJ 1, 228 (Ragn ch. 3), Ragn 1985, 107 (ch. 3), Ragn 2003, 15 (ch. 3), CPB II, 346.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 54v, 13 - 54v, 15 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 100r, 1 - 100r, 2 [5-8] (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 762 4°x (762x) 1r, 18 - 1r, 25 (Ragn)  image  
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