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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Not published: do not cite (Rloð LvVIII (Ragn))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, 676

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9 — Rloð Lv 9VIII (Ragn 26)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 26 (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur 9)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 676.

Orrostur hefi ek áttar,
þær er ágætar þóttu
— görða ek mörgum mönnum
mein — fimm tigu ok eina.
Eigi hugðumz orma
at aldrlagi mínu;
* mjök verðr mörgu sinni,
þat er minst varir sjálfan.

Ek hefi áttar fimm tigu orrostur ok eina, þær er þóttu ágætar; ek görða mörgum mönnum mein. Hugðumz eigi orma at aldrlagi mínu; verðr * mjök mörgu sinni, þat er minst varir sjálfan.

I have engaged in fifty-one battles, which were reckoned magnificent; I did many people harm. I did not think that snakes would cause my death; very often that which oneself least expects comes to pass.

texts: Ragn 26

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar VII 1 (AII, 238; BII, 257-8); Skald II, 134, NN §2372; FSN 1, 282 (Ragn ch. 15), Ragn 1891, 211 (ch. 15), Ragn 1906-8, 158, 189, 212-13 (ch. 15), Ragn 1944, 100-1 (ch. 16), FSGJ 1, 269 (Ragn ch. 15), Ragn 1985, 139 (ch. 15), Ragn 2003, 52-3 (ch. 15), CPB II, 350.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 72r, 4 - 72r, 6 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 103v, 6 - 103v, 8 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
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