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Ragnarr loðbrók (Rloð)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 10

Lausavísur — Rloð LvVIII (Ragn)

Not published: do not cite (Rloð LvVIII (Ragn))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

SkP info: VIII, 672

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8 — Rloð Lv 8VIII (Ragn 24)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 24 (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 672.

Hvat er, þat er baugs ór björgum
brjótr heyri ek nú þjóta,
at myni Mundils máli
mars †svandr† ófni* hafna?
Þó skal ek þeira ráða,
þorn-Bil, ef goð vilja,
æ*gir* alnar leygjar
ókvíðandi bíða.

Hvat er, þat er ek, {brjótr baugs}, heyri nú þjóta ór björgum, at {máli Mundils} myni hafna †svandr† {ófni* mars}? Þó skal ek, {æ*gir* {leygjar alnar}}, ókvíðandi bíða þeira ráða, ef goð vilja, {þorn-Bil}.

What is that which I, {the breaker of a ring} [GENEROUS MAN], now hear howl from the cliffs, that {the close companion of Mundill <sea-king>} [SEAFARER] is likely to reject … {a snake of the sea} [SHIP]? Nevertheless, I, {the terrifier {of the fire of the forearm}} [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN], shall without fear bring those plans to fruition if the gods wish it, {clasp-Bil <goddess>} [WOMAN = Áslaug-Randalín].

texts: Ragn 24

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar VI 2 (AII, 238; BII, 257); Skald II, 134, NN §§2370, 3197F; FSN 1, 279 (Ragn ch. 14), Ragn 1891, 208 (ch. 14), Ragn 1906-8, 155-6, cf. 186, 211-12 (ch. 15), Ragn 1944, 94-5 (ch. 15), FSGJ 1, 266 (Ragn ch. 15), Ragn 1985, 137 (ch. 15), Ragn 2003, 50 (ch. 15); CPB II, 350.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 70v, 18 - 70v, 21 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 110v, 14 - 110v, 16 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
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