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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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GunnLeif Merl I 96VIII (Bret 164)

Russell Poole (ed.) 2017, ‘Breta saga 164 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I 96)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 128.

Gunnlaugr LeifssonMerlínusspá I

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Lesi salma spjǫll,
lesi spámanna,
lesi bjartar þeir
bœkr ok roðla,
ok finni þat,
at enn fróði halr
hefr horskliga
hagat spásǫgu,
sem fyr hónum
fyrðar helgir.


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: Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínússpá II 96: AII, 35, BII, 43, Skald II, 27; Bret 1848-9, II, 72-3 (Bret st. 164); Hb 1892-6, 283; Merl 2012, 204-5.


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