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Egill Hfl 20V (Eg 53)

Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn 20 — ed. Margaret Clunies Ross

Not published: do not cite (Egill Hfl 20V (Eg 53))

Egill SkallagrímssonHǫfuðlausn

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Bark þengils lof
á þagnar rof;
kank mála mjǫt
of manna sjǫt;
ór hlátra ham
hróðr bark fyr gram;
svá fór þat fram,
at flestr of nam.


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: Egill Skallagrímsson, 2. Hǫfuðlausn 20 [A 21]: AI, 39, BI, 33, Skald I, 21, NN §2726; Eg 1886-8, 356, ÍF 2, 192 (Eg ch. 60), Eg 2003, 112, Eg 2006, 110-11, 181-2.


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