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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Guðr I 6

Guðrúnarkviða I 6 — ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson

Not published: do not cite (Guðr I 6)

Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic editionGuðrúnarkviða I

text and translation

The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Þá kvað það Herborg,
Húna lands dróttning:
Hefi ek harðara
harm að segja:
mínir sjau synir
sunnan lands,
verr inn átti,
íval fellu;
faðir ok móðir,
fjórir bræðr,
þau á vági
vindr of lék,
barði bára
við borðþili.
Sjálf skylda ek göfga,
sjálf skylda ek götva,
sjálf skylda ek höndla,
herför þeira;
það ek allt um beið
ein misseri
svá að mér maðr engi
munar leitaði.


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.


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