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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Herv Lv 10VIII (Heiðr 27)

Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 27 (Hervǫr, Lausavísur 10)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 388.


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Mjök eruð orðnir,         Arngríms synir,
megir meingjarnir         at moldarauka,
er engi skal         sona Eyfuru
við mik mæla         í Munarvági.

Synir Arngríms, meingjarnir megir, eruð mjök orðnir at moldarauka, er engi sona Eyfuru skal mæla við mik í Munarvági.
‘Sons of Arngrímr, kinsmen keen on harm, you have greatly become the increase of the earth, since none of the sons of Eyfura will speak with me in Munarvágr.

notes and context



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. 5. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hervararsaga III 3: AII, 245, BII, 265, Skald II, 138, NN §2374; Heiðr 1672, 91, FSN 1, 435, 520, Heiðr 1873, 215, 316, Heiðr 1924, 23, 108, FSGJ 2, 16, Heiðr 1960, 14; Edd. Min. 15.


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