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Kráka/Áslaug Sigurðardóttir (KrákÁsl)

volume 8; ed. Rory McTurk;

VIII. Lausavísur (Lv) - 11

Lausavísur — KrákÁsl LvVIII (RagnSon)

Not published: do not cite (KrákÁsl LvVIII (RagnSon))

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

SkP info: VIII, 685

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10 — KrákÁsl Lv 10VIII (Ragn 31)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 31 (Kráka/Áslaug Sigurðardóttir, Lausavísur 10)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 685.

Höfðum lét of hrundit
hundmörgum gramr undir,
at feigum börlka
fingi eldr yfir syngja.
Hvat skyli beð enn betra
böðheggr und sik leggja?
Olli d*ýrr við orðstír
allvaldr jö*furs falli.

Gramr lét hundmörgum höfðum of hrundit undir, at eldr fingi syngja yfir {feigum börlka}. Hvat skyli {böðheggr} leggja und sik enn betra beð? D*ýrr allvaldr olli falli jö*furs við orðstír.

The leader allowed a great many heads to be thrust under him, so that fire would have a chance to sing over {the doomed tree of battles} [WARRIOR]. How could {a battle-tree} [WARRIOR] place beneath himself an even better bed? The mighty ruler caused a prince’s death with renown.

texts: Ragn 31

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar IX 2 (AII, 239-40; BII, 259); Skald II, 134-5, NN §1463; FSN 1, 293 (Ragn ch. 19), Ragn 1891, 219 (ch. 19), Ragn 1906-8, 169, 215-6 (ch. 18), Ragn 1944, 120-1 (ch. 20), FSGJ 1, 279-80 (Ragn ch. 18), Ragn 1985, 148 (ch. 18), Ragn 2003, 62 (ch. 18), CPB II, 351-2.

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NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 74v, 20 - 75r, 2 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
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