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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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BjRagn Lv 1VIII (Ragn 7)

Rory McTurk (ed.) 2017, ‘Ragnars saga loðbrókar 7 (Bjǫrn Ragnarsson, Lausavísur 1)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 637.

Bjǫrn RagnarssonLausavísur

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Upp hrundum vér ópi,
ór bitu meir en þeira
(satt munk til þess segja)
sverð, í Gnípafirði;
knátti hverr at hildi
fyr Hvítabæ útan
(né sitt spari sveinar
sverð) manns-bani verða.


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. 2. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Ragnarssaga loðbrókar III: AII, 233, BII, 253, Skald II, 131; FSN 1, 254 (Ragn ch. 7), Ragn 1891, 190 (ch. 7; misnumbered 6), Ragn 1906-8, 132, 180, 199-200 (ch. 8), Ragn 1944, 48-51 (ch. 8), FSGJ 1, 241-2 (Ragn ch. 8), Ragn 1985, 117-18 (ch. 8), Ragn 2003, 27 (ch. 8), CPB II, 351.


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