Kari Ellen Gade and Diana Whaley (eds) 2009, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar 5’ 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. 818-19.
This couplet, Anon (HSig) 5, is recorded in mss Kˣ, F, E, J2ˣ of Hkr, as well as in H and Hr (H-Hr). Kˣ is the main ms. The metre corresponds to inn skammi háttr ‘the short verse-form’ (SnSt Ht 72III; SnE 1999, 31) without internal rhyme in l. 2.
Skrapp ór hǫndum
Haraldr skrapp ór hǫndum Dǫnum.
‘Haraldr slipped out of the hands of the Danes.’
One summer (c. 1061) Haraldr harðráði harries in Denmark with a small fleet when Sveinn Úlfsson comes upon him unawares. Haraldr escapes by pulling his ships across the land between Limfjorden and the North Sea in Jylland (Jutland).
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.
Skrapp or hꜹndom | Haraldr dǫnom |
Skrapp or hondom haralldr dꜹnom·
Skrapp or hǫndom haʀaldr dǫnomm ·
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