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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

I. 8. Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr (Vǫlsa) - 14

2.2: Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr — Anon (Vǫlsa)I

Wilhelm Heizmann 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1089.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13 

for reference only:  14 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr (AII, 219-21, BII, 237-9)

SkP info: I, 1101

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10 — Anon (Vǫlsa) 10I

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Cite as: Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1101.

Legit hefik víða
fyrir andnesjum,
snæfgum hǫndum
segl upp dregit.
Þiggi Maurnir
þetta blæti!
En þú, Grímr, griði minn,
gríp þú við Vǫlsa!

 

I have lain off headlands far and wide, hoisted the sail with vigorous hands. May Maurnir receive this offering! But you, Grímr, my companion, you grab Vǫlsi!

context: Finnr holds Vǫlsi and speaks a stanza as he passes it on to Grímr, whom the subsequent prose text identifies as Þormóðr (Kolbrúnarskáld).

notes: [1-4]: These lines attributed to Finnr Árnason reveal no clear connection to the happenings of the evening, and some eds (CPB; Edd. Min.) suspect a lacuna of one or two half-lines after l. 4; cf. Note to st. 12 [All]. However, the thought may be, as in st. 11/1-4 and possibly also st. 12/1-4, that the much-travelled speaker has never seen such a thing before, and the two stanzas share the adv. víða ‘far and wide’ (sts 10/1, 11/2).

texts: Vǫlsa 10, Flat 590

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr 10 (AII, 220; BII, 239); Skald II, 124, NN §3175Flat 1860-8, II, 334-5 (Vǫlsa); Guðbrandur Vigfússon 1860, 137, CPB II, 382, Edd. Min. 125, Schröder 1933, 82.

sources

GKS 1005 fol (Flat) 122ra, 51 - 122ra, 53 (Flat)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 292 4°x (292x) 55r, 24 - 55r, 26 (Vǫlsa)  image  
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