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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Codex Regius of the Poetic Edda: an electronic edition (Edd.)

ed. Haraldur Bernharðsson;

not in Skj

prose works

Völundarkviða (Völ) - 46


Not published: do not cite ()

non-skaldic stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41 

18 — Völ 18

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Skínn Níðaði
sverð á linda,
það er ek hvessta
sem ek hagast kunna
ok ek herðak
sem mér hægst þótti;
sá er mér fránn mækir
æ fjarri borinn,
sékka ek þann Völundi
til smiðju borinn;
nú berr Böðvildr
brúðar minnar,
bíðka ek þess bót,
bauga rauða.   (eddic or germanic)

(‘There shines at Nidud’s belt a sword,
which I sharpened most skilfully as I knew how,
and I tempered as seemed to me best;
that gleaming blade is forever borne far from me,
I shall not see that brought to Volund in the smithy;
now Bodvild wears my bride’s—
I don’t expect redress for this—red-gold rings.’

editions: Skj Not in Skj;


GKS 2365 4° (R) 18v, 24 - 18v, 28 (Edda)  image  image  
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