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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Bjǫrn Ragnarsson (BjRagn)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 4

not in Skj

Lausavísur — BjRagn LvVIII (Ragn)

Rory McTurk (forthcoming), ‘ Bjǫrn Ragnarsson, Lausavísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <> (accessed 30 June 2022)

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SkP info: VIII, 682

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4 — BjRagn Lv 4VIII (Ragn 29)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 29 (Bjǫrn Ragnarsson, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 682.

Þat var fyrst, er fórum,
— Freys leika tók ek heyja —
þar er einiga áttum
öld, í Rómaveldi.
Þar lét ek of grön grána
— gall örn of valfalli —
at mannskæðu morði
mitt sverð dregit verða.

Þat var fyrst, er fórum í Rómaveldi, þar er áttum einiga öld; ek tók heyja {leika Freys}. Þar lét ek sverð mitt verða dregit of grána grön at mannskæðu morði; örn gall of valfalli.

The first thing was that we went into the realm of Rome, where we had no allies; I proceeded to conduct {the games of Freyr <god>} [BATTLES]. There I let my sword be drawn across a grey moustache in man-harming combat; an eagle screamed above fallen slain.

texts: Ragn 29

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar VIII 2 (AII, 239; BII, 258); Skald II, 134, NN §496; FSN 1, 284 (Ragn ch. 16), Ragn 1891, 212 (ch. 16), Ragn 1906-8, 160, 214-15 (ch. 15), Ragn 1944, 104-5 (ch. 17), FSGJ 1, 271 (Ragn ch. 15), Ragn 1985, 141 (ch. 15), Ragn 2003, 55 (ch. 15), CPB II, 351.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 72v, 10 - 72v, 13 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
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