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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 5 July 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 644

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

6 — Rloð Lv 6VIII (Ragn 10)

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance


Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 10 (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 644.

Sá ek engum sveini
nema Sigurði einum
í brúnsteinum brúna
bráðhalls tau*ma lagða.
Sjá hefir dagrýfir dýra
— dælt er hann at því kenna —
hvass í hvarmatúni
hrings myrkviðar fengit.

Ek sá {brúna tau*ma bráðhalls} lagða í {brúnsteinum} engum sveini, nema Sigurði einum. {Sjá {dýra dag}rýfir}, hvass, hefir fengit {hrings myrkviðar} í {hvarmatúni}; dælt er kenna hann at því.

I have seen {bright reins of a rockface} [SNAKES] placed in {the brow-stones} [EYES] of no boy save Sigurðr alone. {This breaker {of the light of hands }} [(lit. ‘light-breaker of hands’) GOLD > GENEROUS MAN], keen as he is, has received {a ring of the murky forest} [SNAKE] in {the enclosure of the eyelids} [EYE]; it is easy to recognise him by that.

texts: Ragn 10

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar IV 3 (AII, 234; BII, 254); Skald II, 132, NN §§181, 1452, 2367; FSN 1, 259 (Ragn ch. 8), Ragn 1891, 193-4 (ch. 8), Ragn 1906-8, 136-7, 181, 202-3 (ch. 9), Ragn 1944, 58-9 (ch. 9), FSGJ 1, 246 (Ragn ch. 9), Ragn 1985, 121 (ch. 9), Ragn 2003, 31-2 (ch. 9), CPB II, 348.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 62v, 17 - 62v, 20 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 99v, 27 - 99v, 27 [1-1] (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 97r, 1 - 97r, 2 [1-8] (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
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