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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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HervH Lv 3VIII (HjǪ 26)

Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 26 (Hervǫr Hundingjadóttir, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 519.

Hervǫr HundingjadóttirLausavísur

hilmi* ‘ruler’

hilmir (noun m.): prince, protector

[2] hilmi*: hilmir all


kurteisliga ‘courteously’

kurteisliga (adv.)


stórráða ‘ambitious’

stórráðr (adj.): ambitious


eigi ‘Do not’

3. eigi (adv.): not


finna ‘be visible’

2. finna (verb): find, meet


þótt ‘even though’

þótt (conj.): although


stórgarpa ‘powerful warriors’

stórgarpr (noun m.)


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Upon Hǫrðr’s instruction, Hjálmþér presents Hervǫr with a number of treasures Hǫrðr had taken from the cave of the giant father of the sea-ogresses the heroes had killed earlier. She accepts them with pleasure and continues with more detailed advice on how they should behave in her father’s presence, warning Hjálmþér indirectly of Hástigi, Hundingi’s evil and jealous counsellor.


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