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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Skall Lv 3V (Eg 6)

Skallagrímr Kveldúlfsson, Lausavísur 3 — ed. Margaret Clunies Ross

Not published: do not cite (Skall Lv 3V (Eg 6))

Skallagrímr KveldúlfssonLausavísur

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Liggja ýgs fyr eggju,
(ák sveigar kǫr deiga)
fox es ilt í øxi,
undvargs flǫsur margar;
arghyrnu lát árna
aptr með roknu skapti,
þǫrfgi væri þeirar,
þat vas ingva gjǫf, hingat.


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: Skallagrímr Kveldúlfsson, Lausavísur 3: AI, 30, BI, 27, Skald I, 17, NN §§1026, 2213, 3028; Eg 1886-8, 120, ÍF 2, 97 (Eg ch. 38), Eg 2001, 55, Eg 2003, 52, Eg 2006, 48.


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