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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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AngH Lv 8VIII (Heiðr 108)

Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Hervarar saga ok Heiðreks 108 (Angantýr Heiðreksson, Lausavísur 8)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 478.

Angantýr HeiðrekssonLausavísur

text and translation

Sé ek eigi þann         í mínu liði,
þótt ek biða         ok baugum kaupa,
er muni ríða         ok rönd bera
ok þeirra Húna         herlið finna.

Ek sé eigi þann í liði mínu, er muni ríða ok bera rönd ok finna herlið þeirra Húna, þótt ek biða ok kaupa baugum.
‘I do not see that one in my troop who would ride and bear a shield, and meet the war-troop of the Huns, though I should beg and bargain with rings.

notes and context

The stanza follows directly on from the previous one.

[3, 4]: The two verbs in these lines, biða and kaupa, appear in the mss as biði and kaupi, with C14th endings of the 1st pers. pres. subj. of, respectively, biðja ‘beg, request’ and kaupa ‘bargain, buy’. These have been normalized to forms suitable to the period 1250-1300 in accordance with the procedures of the rest of this volume. — [7-8]: Skj B and Skald emend to ok þeim Húnum | herboð inna ‘and perform the war-summons to the Huns’. This seems to be partly based on Verelius’ emendation of R715ˣ’s problematic reading, Oc þeim Hunum | Herbod bioda (Heiðr 1672) ‘and offer the war-summons to the Huns’, but both mss have herlið ‘war-troop’ and 203ˣ’s reading gives good sense as it stands.



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 VII 6: AII, 254-5, BII, 274, Skald II, 143; Heiðr 1672, 173, FSN 1, 500, Heiðr 1873, 281, Heiðr 1924, 150-1, FSGJ 2, 62-3, Heiðr 1960, 54 (Heiðr); Edd. Min. 8, NK 308, ÍF Edd. II, 426.


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