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Ingimarr Lv 1II

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Ingimarr af Aski Sveinsson, Lausavísa 1’ 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. 497-8.

Ingimarr af Aski SveinssonLausavísa1

text and translation

Flǫgð hvǫttu mik        til Fyrileifar;
æ vask ófúss        til orrustu.
Mik bitu ǫrvar        af almboga;
mank aldrigi        á Ask koma.

Flǫgð hvǫttu mik til Fyrileifar; vask æ ófúss til orrustu. Ǫrvar bitu mik af almboga; mank aldrigi koma á Ask.
 
‘Trolls incited me [to go] to Färlev; I was always uneager for battle. Arrows from the elm-bow bit me; I shall never return to Ask.

notes and context

Ingimarr recites the st. after he has been mortally wounded at the battle of Färlev.

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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: Ingimarr af Aski, Lausavísa: AI, 494, BI, 466, Skald I, 229; F 1871, 311 (MbHg); Flat 1860-8, II, 446, Orkn 1913-16, 156, ÍF 34, 142 (ch. 62).

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