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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 3. Stanzas from Snorra Edda (SnE) - 18

2.1: Stanzas from Snorra Edda — Anon (SnE)III

Kari Ellen Gade, Margaret Clunies Ross and Matthew Townend 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Stanzas from Snorra Edda’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 512. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3196> (accessed 28 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18 

SkP info: III, 516

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5 — Anon (SnE) 5III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Snorra Edda 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. 516.

The two anonymous couplets (Anon (SnE) 5-6) edited here are transmitted in mss R (main ms.), , W, U, A and C of Skm (SnE), and Anon (SnE) 6 is also preserved in the Y redaction of LaufE (mss 2368ˣ(122) and 743ˣ(92v)) as well as in RE 1665(Ji3). Neither redaction has been considered in the present edn. In Skj Finnur Jónsson groups the stanzas under Om kampe og mod ‘About battles and bravery’ and dates them to the tenth century. No date can be assigned to the first couplet based on linguistic and metrical criteria; for the second, see Notes to st. 6/1 below.

Odda gnýs við œsi
oddnets þinul setja.

 

Place {the rope-edging {of the point-net}} [SHIELD > SHIELD-RIM] against {the inciter {of the din of points}}. [BATTLE > WARRIOR]

context: The couplet is cited as one of several examples of kennings for ‘battle’ (gnýr odda ‘din of points’).

notes: This must be the last couplet of a helmingr (ll. 3-4 or 7-8), and the subject of the clause as well as the auxiliary going with the inf. setja ‘place’ (l. 2) must have been contained in the no-longer extant first couplet.

texts: Skm 226, SnE 228

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [X]: III. B. Om kampe og mod 1 (AI, 184; BI, 173); Skald I, 93; SnE 1848-87, I, 420-1, II, 327, 438, 587, III, 78, SnE 1931, 149, SnE 1998, I, 67.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 33v, 24 - 33v, 25 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 35r, 19 - 35r, 19 (SnE)  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 77, 11 - 77, 11 (SnE)  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 32v, 13 - 32v, 14 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 11r, 6 - 11r, 7 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 5r, 18 - 5r, 19 (SnE)  image  image  
AM 761 a 4°x (761ax) 90r, 14 - 90r, 15 (Skáldatal)  image  
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