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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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StarkSt Vík 6VIII (Gautr 14)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Gautreks saga 14 (Starkaðr gamli Stórvirksson, Víkarsbálkr 6)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 261.

Starkaðr gamli StórvirkssonVíkarsbálkr

text and translation

Unz Víkarr kom         frá vita innan,
gísl Herþjófs,         gekk inn í sal.
Hann kendi mik,         hann kvaddi mik
upp at standa         ok andsvara.

Unz Víkarr, gísl Herþjófs, kom frá vita innan, gekk inn í sal. Hann kendi mik, hann kvaddi mik at standa upp ok andsvara.
‘Until Víkarr, the hostage of Herþjófr, came from inside the beacon, went into the hall. He recognised me, he called on me to get up and answer.

notes and context

As for Gautr 13.

[3]: This line is in kviðuháttr.



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: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], E. 13. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Gautrekssaga II 6: AII, 325, BII, 344-5, Skald II, 185; FSN 3, 19, Gautr 1900, 16, FSGJ 4, 15; Edd. Min. 39.


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