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Bjǫrn Ragnarsson (BjRagn)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

Lausavísur — BjRagn LvVIII (Ragn)

Not published: do not cite (BjRagn LvVIII (Ragn))

stanzas:  1   2   3   4 

SkP info: VIII, 680

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3 — BjRagn Lv 3VIII (Ragn 28)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 28 (Bjǫrn Ragnarsson, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 680.

Hér flýgr hverjan morgin
hress um borgir þessar
(læz heill munu af hungri)
heiðar valr (of deyja).
Hann fari suðr um sanda
ok , hvar vér létum
(þar fær hann dauðs manns) dreyra
(dögg) ór skýlihöggum.

{Valr heiðar} flýgr hér hverjan morgin hress um þessar borgir; heill læz munu of deyja af hungri. Fari hann suðr um sanda ok , hvar vér létum dreyra ór skýlihöggum; þar fær hann {dögg dauðs manns}.

{A falcon of the heath} [RAVEN/EAGLE] flies here every morning, full of life, around these strongholds; the healthy one says he’ll die of hunger. Let him go south over the sands and let him see where we let blood flow from oblique axe-strokes; there he’ll obtain {the dew of a dead man} [BLOOD].

texts: Ragn 28

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar VIII 1 (AII, 239; BII, 258); Skald II, 134, NN §§1461, 1462; FSN 1, 284 (Ragn ch. 16), Ragn 1891, 212 (ch. 16), Ragn 1906-8, 160, 213-14 (ch. 15), Ragn 1944, 102-5 (ch. 17), FSGJ 1, 270 (Ragn ch. 15), Ragn 1985, 140-1 (ch. 15), Ragn 2003, 54 (ch. 15), CPB II, 351.


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