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Hergunnr Lv 2VIII (HjǪ 18)

Richard L. Harris (ed.) 2017, ‘Hjálmþés saga ok Ǫlvis 18 (Hergunnr, Lausavísur 2)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 510.


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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Heldk upp hrǫmmum,
hér mátt jǫfurr líta
hendr Hergunnar,
hefk negl óskorna,
rifna mun þín ólpa,
ef vit jǫfurr finnumk,
þér skal eigi kyrt klappa,
konungr enn suðræni.


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. 16. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Hjálmþérs saga ok Ǫlvis III 8: AII, 336, BII, 357, Skald II, 193; HjǪ 1720, 38-9, FSN 3, 484, FSGJ 4, 208-9, HjǪ 1970, 33, 89, 148.


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