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Neri Frag 1VIII (Gautr 7)

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Gautreks saga 7 (Neri, verses 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 251.


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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Skein enn skrautligi raunar,
skjǫldr hekk áðr á tjǫldum,
oss verðr opt af þessu
angr, er lít ek þangat,
skarð erat skapligt orðit,
skjótt munk snauðr af auði,
ef braut með gjǫf Gautar
grandlaust fara randa.


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 I 6: AII, 323, BII, 343, Skald II, 184, NN §§1485, 1486, 3294; Gautr 1664, 47, FSN 3, 42, Gautr 1900, 38, FSGJ 4, 38-9.


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