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Eiríkr Ragnarsson (EirRagn)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

Lausavísur — EirRagn LvVIII (Ragn)

Not published: do not cite (EirRagn LvVIII (Ragn))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4 

SkP info: VIII, 649

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2 — EirRagn Lv 2VIII (Ragn 12)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 12 (Eiríkr Ragnarsson, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 649.

Munat eins konungs efni,
svá at ek vita dæmi,
á dýrra beð deyja
til dagverðar hrafni.
Mun blóði þá bróður
ok bráð yfir gjalla
bræðra beggja slíta
blár, þó at illa leyni.

Efni eins konungs munat, svá at ek vita dæmi, deyja á dýrra beð til dagverðar hrafni. Þá mun blár slíta blóði bróður ok gjalla yfir bráð beggja bræðra, þó at illa leyni.

Not a single future king, as far as I know [any] examples, will die on a more glorious bed as breakfast for the raven. Then the black one will consume the blood of [my] brother, and scream above the raw flesh of both brothers, even though it conceals badly [what it is doing].

texts: Ragn 12

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar V 2 (AII, 235; BII, 254); Skald II, 132, NN §1454; FSN 1, 262 (Ragn ch. 9), Ragn 1891, 196 (ch. 9), Ragn 1906-8, 139-40, 203-4 (ch. 10), Ragn 1944, 64-5 (Ragn ch. 10), FSGJ 1, 249-50 (Ragn ch. 10), Ragn 1985, 124 (ch. 10), Ragn 2003, 34-5 (ch. 10), CPB II, 348.


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