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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

II. 3. Lausavísur from Óláfs saga kyrra (Ólkyrr) - 2

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2.2: Lausavísur from Óláfs saga kyrra — Anon (Ólkyrr)II

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘ Anonymous, Lausavísur from Óláfs saga kyrra’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 824-5. <> (accessed 27 November 2021)

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SkP info: II, 825

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2 — Anon (Ólkyrr) 2II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Óláfs saga kyrra 2’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 825.

Segr vetrgǫmul,         — veit ekki sú —
ok tvévetr segr,         — trúik eigi at heldr —
en þrévetr segr,         — þykkira mér glíkligt —
kveðr mik róa        á merar hǫfði,
en þik, konungr,         þjóf míns féar!

Vetrgǫmul segr—sú veit ekki—, ok tvévetr segr—trúik eigi at heldr—, en þrévetr segr—þykkira mér glíkligt—, kveðr mik róa á hǫfði merar, en þik, konungr, þjóf féar míns!

The one-year-old says—she knows nothing—, and the two-year-old says—I don’t believe it either—, but the three-year-old says—it doesn’t seem likely to me—, she claims I’m rocking on a mare’s head, and that you, king, are the thief of my property!

texts: H-Hr 240, Mork 113

editions: Skj Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI]: [7]. Lausavísur 13 (AI, 427; BI, 397); Skald I, 196, NN §2983; Fms 6, 446-7 (Ólkyrr ch. 7); Mork 1867, 129, Mork 1928-32, 295, Andersson and Gade 2000, 283-4, 483 (Ólkyrr); F 1871, 260, E 1916, 107 (Ólkyrr).


AM 66 fol (H) 80v, 11 - 80v, 11 (H-Hr)  image  image  image  image  
GKS 1010 fol (Hr) 56vb, 9 - 56vb, 9 (H-Hr)  image  
GKS 1009 fol (Mork) 21r, 13 - 21r, 13 (Mork)  image  image  image  image  image  image  
AM 45 fol (F) 56va, 1 - 56va, 4  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 47 fol (E) 30v, 9 - 30v, 11  image  
AM 38 folx (J2x) 303v, 22 - 303v, 31  image  
AM 42 folx (42x) 5v, 8 - 5v, 8  image  
AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 542r, 2 - 542r, 9  image  
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