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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (Gunnl) 2V (Gunnl 24)

Lausavísa from Gunnlaugs saga 2 — ed. Diana Whaley

Not published: do not cite (Anon (Gunnl) 2V (Gunnl 24))

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísa from Gunnlaugs saga

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

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.


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 2: AI, 428, BI, 398, Skald I, 197, NN §911; Gunnl 1880, 39, 57-8, Gunnl 1916, 57, Gunnl 1935, 58, 78, ÍF 3, 104-5 (Gunnl ch. 13), Gunnl 1957, 38, ÍS 1192.


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