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Anon (Vǫlsa) 5I

Wilhelm Heizmann (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr 5’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1097.

Anonymous LausavísurLausavísur from Vǫlsa þáttr
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text and translation

Mundi eigi,         ef ek um réða,
blæti þetta         borit í aftan.
Þiggi Maurnir         þetta blæti!
En þú, sonr bónda,         sé þú við Vǫlsa!

Þetta blæti mundi eigi borit í aftan, ef ek um réða. Þiggi Maurnir þetta blæti! En þú, sonr bónda, sé þú við Vǫlsa!
 
‘This offering would not be presented this evening, if I had my way. May Maurnir receive this offering! But you, farmer’s son, you take care of Vǫlsi!

notes and context

The farmer takes Vǫlsi and recites a stanza.

readings

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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], D. 4. Vers af Vǫlsaþáttr 5: AII, 219, BII, 237-8, Skald II, 123; Flat 1860-8, II, 334 (Vǫlsa); Guðbrandur Vigfússon 1860, 136, CPB II, 382, Edd. Min. 124, Schröder 1933, 81.

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