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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Not published: do not cite (BjRagn LvVIII (Ragn))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, 637

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1 — BjRagn Lv 1VIII (Ragn 7)

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Cite as: Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 7 (Bjǫrn Ragnarsson, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 637.

Upp hrundu vér ópi
(ór bitu meir en þeira)
— satt mun ek til þess segja —
(sverð) í Gnipafirði.
Knátti hverr, er vildi,
fyr Hvítabæ útan
— né sitt spari sveinar
sverð — manns bani verða!

Hrundu vér upp ópi í Gnipafirði; sverð ór bitu meir en þeira; ek mun segja satt til þess. Hverr, er vildi, knátti verða bani manns fyr útan Hvítabæ; né spari sveinar sverð sitt!

We raised a war-cry in Gnipafjǫrðr; our swords had more bite than theirs; I will tell the truth of the matter. Everyone who was willing could slay a man outside Hvítabœr; may the lads not spare their sword!

texts: Ragn 7

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar III (AII, 233; BII, 253); Skald II, 131; FSN 1, 254 (Ragn ch. 7), Ragn 1891, 190 (ch. 7; misnumbered 6), Ragn 1906-8, 132, 180, 199-200 (ch. 8), Ragn 1944, 48-51 (ch. 8), FSGJ 1, 241-2 (Ragn ch. 8), Ragn 1985, 117-18 (ch. 8), Ragn 2003, 27 (ch. 8), CPB II, 351.


NKS 1824 b 4° (1824b) 60v, 14 - 60v, 16 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  
AM 147 4° (147) 109r, 3 - 109r, 5 (Ragn)  transcr.  image  image  
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