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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon (OStór) 1VIII (OStór 1)

Peter Jorgensen (ed.) 2017, ‘Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 1 (Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 604.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísa from Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar1

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Þótt þú látir
yfir lǫg breiðan
byrhest renna
ok berisk víða,
nær mun liggja,
norðr fyr Mæri
at bana hljótir;
bezt mun at þegja.


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. 18. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar I: AII, 342, BII, 364, Skald II, 197; ÓT 1689, 10, Fms 3, 212Flat 1860-8, I, 525; Þorleifur Jónsson 1904, 207; Guðni Jónsson 1935, 177 (ch. 5), Guðni Jónsson 1946-9, 11, 455 (ch. 5), Faulkes 2011b, 64 (ch. 5) (ÓStór).


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