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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gestr Lv 1V (Heið 1)

Gestr Þórhallsson, Lausavísur 1 — ed. Colin Grant

Not published: do not cite (Gestr Lv 1V (Heið 1))

Gestr ÞórhallssonLausavísur

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Vasat of sár, en sáran
sák Víga-Styr hníga,
bǫndum þǫrf at binda;
beit hjalma stoð þveita,
þás af brúnar beinum
báglunds goði mági
unda sœg í augu
allrauðan sák falla.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Gestr Þórhallsson, Lausavísur 1: AI, 199, BI, 189, Skald I, 100; LaufE 1979, 405; Heið 1847, 299, Heið 1899, 23, Heið 1904, 31, ÍF 3, 237 (Heið ch. 10).


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