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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Lausavísa from Gunnlaugs saga — Anon (Gunnl)V (Gunnl)

Anonymous Lausavísur

Lausavísa from Gunnlaugs saga — Diana Whaley

Not published: do not cite (Anon (Gunnl)V (Gunnl))


Vissak Hrafn, en Hrafni
hvǫss kom egg í leggi,
hjaltugguðum hǫggva
hrynfiski mik brynju,
þás hræskári hlýra
hlaut fen vaða benja;
klauf gunnsproti Gunnar
Gunnlaugs hǫfuð runna.
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Roðit vas sverð, en sverða
sverð-Rǫgnir mik gerði,
(vôru reynd í rǫndum
randgǫlkn) fyr ver handan;
blóðug hykk í blóði
blóðgǫgl of skǫr stóðu,
sárfíkinn hlaut sára
sárgammr enn ô þramma.
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