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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. 3. Stríðkeravísur (Stríðk) - 1

2.4: Stríðkeravísur (‘Vísur of Grief-prick’) — Anon StríðkIII

Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Stríðkeravísur’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 628. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1042> (accessed 7 December 2021)

stanzas:  1 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: A. 3. Stríðkeravísur (AI, 590, BI, 591); stanzas (if different): [v]

SkP info: III, 628

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1 — Anon Stríðk 1III

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Stríðkeravísur 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 628.

Þess sitk, þægra hnossa
Þrúðr, ávalt, in prúða,
hverjum leik á hráka
hnugginn Gleipnis tuggu,
at urðhœings jarðar
ýtendr fyr mér nýtir
greipar svells ins gjalla
Gefn stríðkera nefni.

{In prúða Þrúðr þægra hnossa}, sitk ávalt, hnugginn hverjum leik, á {hráka {Gleipnis tuggu}} þess, at {nýtir ýtendr {jarðar {urðhœings}}} nefni {Gefn {ins gjalla svells greipar}} {stríðkera} fyr mér.

{Beautiful Þrúðr <goddess> of delightful ornaments} [WOMAN], I live always, deprived of every pleasure, in {the spittle {of Gleipnir’s <magic fetter’s> mouthful}} [= Fenrir > = Ván (ván ‘hope’)] of this, that {capable givers {of the earth {of the stone-heap salmon}}} [SERPENT > GOLD > GENEROUS MEN] may name {the Gefn <= Freyja> {of the ringing ice of the hand}} [SILVER > WOMAN] {a grief-prick} [WIDOW] in my presence.

texts: LaufE 116 (375)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: A. 3. Stríðkeravísur (AI, 590; BI, 591); Skald I, 288, NN §§2196B anm., 2495C, 3246; SnE 1848-87, II, 630, III, 194-5, LaufE 1979, 38, 375.

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GKS 2368 4°x (2368x) 116, 1 - 116, 5 (LaufE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 88r, 2 - 88r, 9 (LaufE)  image  image  image  
AM 758 4°x (758x) 26v - 26v (LaufE)  image  image  
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