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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Eiríkr Ragnarsson (EirRagn)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

not in Skj

Lausavísur — EirRagn LvVIII (Ragn)

Rory McTurk (forthcoming), ‘ Eiríkr Ragnarsson, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 17 October 2021)

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SkP info: VIII, 653

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4 — EirRagn Lv 4VIII (Ragn 14)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 14 (Eiríkr Ragnarsson, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 653.

Hlakkar hrafn of höfði
hér mínu nú sýnu;
krefr unda valr augna
ósynju hér minna.
Veiztu, ef hrafn ór höfði
høggr brúnsteina mína,
launar unda valr egðis
illa marga fylli.

Sýnu hlakkar nú hrafn hér of höfði mínu; hér krefr {valr unda} ósynju augna minna. Veiztu, ef hrafn høggr {brúnsteina mína} ór höfði, launar {valr unda} illa {marga fylli egðis}.

A raven is now clearly shrieking here above my head; {the falcon of wounds} [RAVEN] is here at an ill-fated hour claiming my eyes. You know, if a raven hacks {my brow-stones} [EYES] from my head, {the falcon of wounds} [RAVEN] will be paying a poor reward {for many a full meal of the wolf} [CORPSE].

texts: Ragn 14

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar V 4 (AII, 235; BII, 255); Skald II, 132, NN §§1456, 2368, 3245; FSN 1, 263 (Ragn ch. 9), Ragn 1891, 196-7 (ch. 9), Ragn 1906-8, 140, 205 (ch. 10), Ragn 1944, 66-7 (ch. 10), FSGJ 1, 250 (Ragn ch. 10), Ragn 1985, 124-5 (ch. 10), Ragn 2003, 35-6 (ch. 10), CPB II, 348.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 64r, 10 - 64v, 2 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
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