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Skarp Lv 8V (Nj 33)

Skarpheðinn Njálsson, Lausavísur 8 — ed. R. D. Fulk

Not published: do not cite (Skarp Lv 8V (Nj 33))

Skarpheðinn NjálssonLausavísur

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Brátt létk brynjum hætta
bengríði framm ríða;
fyldi heldr á hǫldi
hrafn vandgjálpar nafna;
veitið Hrapp, sem hétuð,
hríð á ísi víðum;
reið sǫng róstu-hljóðum
Rimmugýgr til dimmum.


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. 1. [1]. Uægte vers af slægtsagaer: Af Njálssaga 27: AII, 204, BII, 218, Skald II, 114; Nj 1875-89, I, 483 (ch. 92), II, 476-8, ÍF 12, 479 (Viðbætir); Jón Þorkelsson 1870, 19.


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