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SnSt Lv 5III

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Snorri Sturluson, Lausavísur 5’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 370.

Snorri SturlusonLausavísur

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Herfanga bauð Hringi
hjaldr einskǫpuðr galdra
(Gautr hvatti þrym þreyta
þann) ok Hilditanni;
oflengi veldr Yngva
ósætt, en vel mætti
herstefnandi hafna
hans dóm, vǫlundr rómu.


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: Snorri Sturluson, 4. Lausavísur 4: AII, 78, BII, 89, Skald II, 49, NN §2192; SnE 1848-87, II, 184-5, 426, III, 152, TGT 1884, 31, 116-17, 234-5, TGT 1927, 87-8, 109; E 1916, 573, F 1871, 491, Hák 1910-86, 499, Hák 1977-82, 100, Flat 1860-8, III, 120.


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