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Anon (HSig) 9II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar 9’ 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. 822-3.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar
89

text and translation

Gramr vá frægr til fremðar
flestan sigr inn digri;
hlautk, þvít heima sôtum,
heilagt fall til vallar.
Uggik øfst ráð, tyggi;
yðr mun feigð of byrjuð;
— trolls gefið fôkum fyllar
fíks — veldra goð slíku.

Frægr gramr inn digri vá flestan sigr til fremðar; hlautk heilagt fall til vallar, þvít sôtum heima. Uggik øfst ráð, tyggi; feigð mun of byrjuð yðr; gefið {fôkum fíks trolls} fyllar; goð veldra slíku.
 
‘The famous stout prince won most victories for his advancement; I got a holy death on the battlefield, because we [I] stayed at home. I fear the final undertaking, lord; death will be in store for you; you will provide fill for the steeds of the greedy troll [WOLVES]; God will not be the cause of that.

notes and context

The st. is recited to King Haraldr in a dream on (or before) his expedition to England, allegedly by Haraldr’s half-brother, Óláfr Haraldsson (S. Óláfr).

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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: Anonyme digte om historiske personer og begivenheder [XI], [8]. Drömme- og varselsvers 11: AI, 430-1, BI, 400-1, Skald I, 198, NN §§3096, 3234; ÍF 28, 178 (HSig ch. 82), F 1871, 243, E 1916, 91; ÓH 1941, I, 640 (ch. 270); ÍF 29, 277 (ch. 62); Mork 1867, 112, Mork 1928-32, 267, Andersson and Gade 2000, 264-5, 480 (MH); Flat 1860-8, III, 389 (MH); Fms 6, 404 (HSig ch. 114); Hb 1892-6, 333-4, Fellows Jensen 1962, 39-40 (Hem).

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