Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Brúðkaupsvísur (Brúðv) - 33

not in Skj

Brúðkaupsvísur (‘Vísur about a Wedding’) — Anon BrúðvVII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Brúðkaupsvísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 527-53.

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SkP info: VII, 542-3

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20 — Anon Brúðv 20VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 542-3.

‘Biðja vil eg yðr enn
elsku, meðan boðið dvelz,
stýrir, ef stoðar mier,
stagþjórs, og vinlags.
Betri mun eigi falds fit
finnaz þier vinr minn
hæfa nein heldr víf
hittaz, þóttu farir vítt.’

‘Eg vil enn biðja yðr elsku og vinlags, {stýrir {stagþjórs}}, meðan boðið dvelz, ef stoðar mier. Víf mun eigi hæfa þier, {betri fit falds} finnaz, vinr minn, heldr nein hittaz, þóttu farir vítt.’

‘I want to ask you in addition for love and friendship, {steerer {of the ox of the fore-stay}} [SHIP > SEAFARER], while the feast is delayed, if that is of any use to me. A wife will not suit you, {a better meadow of the head-dress} [WOMAN] [will not] be found, my friend, on the contrary none will be met, although you travel widely.’

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 132-3.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 14v, 23 - 14v, 24  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 105v, 25 - 106v, 7  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 8, 15 - 8, 22  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 8, 13 - 8, 20  transcr.  
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