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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

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

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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. <> (accessed 26 September 2021)

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SkP info: III, 526

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14 — Anon (SnE) 14III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Snorra Edda 14’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 526.

These three lines (Anon (SnE) 14) are preserved in mss R (main ms.), and A of Skm (SnE), while mss B and C only give the first two. The fourth line is omitted in all mss, but in A there is an open space after the last word, indicating that the scribe may have intended to fill it in later. Finnur Jónsson dates the stanza to the tenth century, but it cannot be dated on linguistic or metrical criteria.

Boði fell of mik brálla;
bauð heim með sér geimi;
þák eigi lǫð lœgis …


A wave suddenly crashed around me; the sea invited [me] home; I did not accept the hospitality of the ocean

context: In Skm the three lines illustrate a heiti for ‘wave’ (boði).

texts: Skm 368, SnE 370

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [X]: III. C. Om sørejser 2 (AI, 185; BI, 174); Skald I, 93, NN §2255; SnE 1848-87, I, 502-3, II, 452, 535, 601, III, 105, SnE 1931, 176, SnE 1998, I, 96.


GKS 2367 4° (R) 38v, 16 - 38v, 17 (SnE)  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 40r, 25 - 40r, 25 (SnE)  image  
AM 748 I b 4° (A) 13r, 12 - 13r, 13 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 6r, 14 - 6r, 15 [1-2] (SnE)  image  image  image  image  
AM 748 II 4° (C) 7v, 30 - 7v, 31 [1-2] (SnE)  image  image  
AM 761 a 4°x (761ax) 95v, 2 - 95v, 4 [1-2] (Skáldatal)  image  
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