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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Sigv Austv 8I

R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Austrfararvísur 8’ 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. 594.

Sigvatr ÞórðarsonAustrfararvísur

text and translation

Mista ek fyr austan
Eiðaskóg á leiðu
Ôstu bús, es æstak
ókristinn hal vistar.
Ríks fannka son Saxa;
saðr vas engr fyrir þaðra
(út vask eitt kveld heitinn)
inni (fjórum sinnum).

Ek mista bús Ôstu á leiðu fyr austan Eiðaskóg, es æstak ókristinn hal vistar. Fannka son ríks Saxa; engr saðr vas fyrir inni þaðra; vask heitinn út fjórum sinnum eitt kveld.
‘I missed [felt the want of] Ásta’s farm on the way east of Eidskogen when I asked the unchristian man for lodging. I did not meet the son of powerful Saxi; no truth was present in that place; I was ordered out four times in one evening.

notes and context

As for st. 7.



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: Sigvatr Þórðarson, 3. Austrfararvísur 8: AI, 235, BI, 222, Skald I, 115, NN §151; Fms 4, 188, Fms 12, 84, ÓH 1853, 81, 273, ÓH 1941, I, 201 (ch. 75), Flat 1860-8, II, 114; Hkr 1777-1826, II 126, VI, 86, Hkr 1868, 308 (ÓHHkr ch. 92), Hkr 1893-1901, II, 172, ÍF 27, 139, Hkr 1991, I, 348 (ÓHHkr ch. 91); Ternström 1871, 18-19, 47, Konráð Gíslason 1892, 37, 178, 231, Jón Skaptason 1983, 89, 240.


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