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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

VIII. Lausavísur from Sturlaugs saga starfsama (StSt) - 2

Lausavísur from Sturlaugs saga starfsama — Anon (StSt)VIII (StSt)

Margaret Clunies Ross (forthcoming), ‘ Anonymous, Lausavísur from Sturlaugs saga starfsama’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. . <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=2941> (accessed 25 January 2022)

stanzas:  1   2 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 17. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Sturlaugs saga starfsama (AII, 341-34, BII, 364)

SkP info: VIII, 784

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2 — Anon (StSt) 2VIII (StSt 2)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Sturlaugs saga starfsama 2 (Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Sturlaugs saga starfsama 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 784.

Skal hann í helju
hvíldar njóta
ok margskonar
meina kenna.
Þá mun Sturlaugr
inn starfsami
með góma kvern
grafinn í stykki.

 

He shall enjoy rest in Hel and experience many kinds of injuries. Then Sturlaugr inn starfsami (‘the Industrious’) will be torn to shreds with {the hand-mill of the gums}. [TEETH]

context: After the thirty women have declaimed st. 1, the temple priestess (hofgyðja) responds, claiming that Sturlaugr will never escape with his life if she can prevent it, and recites the following stanza.

notes: In some mss, such as 30ˣ, the priestess’s introduction to this stanza is turned into verse, which is not, however, metrical, and attached at the beginning of the stanza: Hann skal aldri | með heilu lífi | á burt komaz | ef ek má ráða | ‘He shall never escape with his life unscathed if I am able to decide’. StSt 1694 adopts this practice. — [3-4]: Mss 30ˣ and 56ˣ have a different text here too, also found in StSt 1694: ok með konu armi | knýttr um verða ‘and be crippled by a woman’s arm’(?).

texts: StSt 2

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 17. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Sturlaugs saga starfsama 2 (AII, 342; BII, 364); Skald II, 197; StSt 1694, 51, FSN III, 628, FSGJ 142, StSt 1969, 21-2, 207, 349.

sources

AM 335 4° (335) 7v, 15 - 7v, 17 (StSt)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 589 f 4° (589f) 9r, 8 - 9r, 10 (StSt)  image  image  image  
AM 335 4° (335) 7v, 15 - 7v, 17 (StSt)  image  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 960, 11 - 960, 12 (StSt)  image  
Holm papp 30 4°x (30x) 397v, 9 - 397v, 16 (StSt)  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated