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Hharð Lv 7II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur 7’ 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. 48-9.

Haraldr harðráði SigurðarsonLausavísur
678

Rjóðandi mun ráða
randabliks ór landi
oss, nema Einarr kyssi
øxar munn inn þunna.

{Rjóðandi {randabliks}} mun ráða oss ór landi, nema Einarr kyssi inn þunna munn øxar.

{The reddener {of the rim-flash}} [SWORD > WARRIOR = Einarr] will expel us [me] from the land, unless Einarr kisses the thin mouth of the axe.

Mss: (547v), 39(25ra), F(46vb), E(17v), J2ˣ(274r) (Hkr); FskBˣ(74r), FskAˣ(274) (Fsk); H(47r), Hr(34ra) (H-Hr); Flat(198rb) (Flat); 570a(21r)

Readings: [1] Rjóðandi: Bjóðandi E, ‘Riodan’ Flat    [2] randa‑: randar‑ F, rand‑ H

Editions: Skj AI, 359, Skj BI, 330, Skald I, 167; ÍF 28, 124 (HSig ch. 43), F 1871, 218, E 1916, 61; ÍF 29, 262 (ch. 56); Fms 6, 270 (HSig ch. 57); Flat 1860-8, III, 344, Mork 1928-32, 171, Andersson and Gade 2000, 205, 476 (MH); 1873, 241, 1952, 9.

Context: As Lv 6 above.

Notes: [All]: Einarr and his son, Eindriði, were assassinated at King Haraldr’s instigation (c. 1056). — [4] munn øxar ‘mouth of the axe’: I.e. the blade of the axe. See Falk 1914, 116-17.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Fms = Sveinbjörn Egilsson et al., eds. 1825-37. Fornmanna sögur eptir gömlum handritum útgefnar að tilhlutun hins norræna fornfræða fèlags. 12 vols. Copenhagen: Popp.
  3. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  4. Andersson, Theodore M. and Kari Ellen Gade, trans. 2000. Morkinskinna: The Earliest Icelandic Chronicle of the Norwegian Kings (1030-1157). Islandica 51. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.
  5. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  6. Flat 1860-8 = Gudbrand Vigfusson [Guðbrandur Vigfússon] and C. R. Unger, eds. 1860-8. Flateyjarbók. En samling af norske konge-sagaer med indskudte mindre fortællinger om begivenheder i og udenfor Norge samt annaler. 3 vols. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  7. Mork 1928-32 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1928-32. Morkinskinna. SUGNL 53. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  8. ÍF 26-8 = Heimskringla. Ed. Bjarni Aðalbjarnarson. 1941-51.
  9. F 1871 = Unger, C. R., ed. 1871. Fríssbók: Codex Frisianus. En samling af norske konge-sagaer. Christiania (Oslo): Malling.
  10. E 1916 = Finnur Jónsson, ed. 1916. Eirspennill: AM 47 fol. Nóregs konunga sǫgur: Magnús góði – Hákon gamli. Kristiania (Oslo): Den norske historiske kildeskriftskommission.
  11. 1873 = Gustav Storm, ed. 1873. Snorre Sturlassöns historieskrivning, en kritisk undersögelse, 236-60. Copenhagen: Luno.
  12. 1952 = Jón Helgason and Jakob Benediktsson, eds. 1952. Hákonar saga Ívarssonar. SUGNL 62. Copenhagen: Jørgensen.
  13. ÍF 29 = Ágrip af Nóregskonunga sǫgum; Fagrskinna—Nóregs konungatal. Ed. Bjarni Einarsson. 1985.
  14. Internal references
  15. Not published: do not cite (HSigII)
  16. Not published: do not cite (MHII)
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