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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 4. Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise (TGT) - 38

2.2: Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise — Anon (TGT)III

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 536. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=2932> (accessed 27 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38 

cross-references:  21 = Anon (TGT) 17III 

SkP info: III, 542

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7 — Anon (TGT) 7III

also: Anonymous Poems, Verses about a battle (?Stiklarstaðir) 3

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 7’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 542.

Hér fregna nú hyggnir
hjǫrflaug brimis draugar.

{Hyggnir draugar brimis} fregna nú {hjǫrflaug} hér.

{The thoughtful trees of the sword} [WARRIORS] now hear of {weapon-flight} [BATTLE] here.

Mss: A(4r), B(3r), W(102) (TGT)

Readings: [2] ‑flaug: flaugs B;    brimis: brims W

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 10: AI, 598, BI, 598, Skald I, 291; SnE 1818, 313, SnE 1848, 184, SnE 1848-87, II, 110-11, 409, 511, III, 140, TGT 1884, 16, 72, 181-2, TGT 1927, 49, 94-5.

Context: Cited as a second example of collisiones involving the juxtaposition of harsh consonants (following Anon (TGT) 6).

Notes: [All]: The collisiones here possibly occurs in the consonants -g br- in hjǫrflaug brimis ‘weapon-flight … of the sword’. SnE 1848-87, II, 110 suggests brims draugar, possibly the cluster -ms dr- (although TGT 1927, 49 n. interprets this as br- … dr-). If a broader sense of snarpr as ‘harsh-sounding’ is used (see Context to st. 6), either consonant cluster could be meant. Possible candidates are also the clusters ‑r fr- (l. 1) and ‑rfl- (l. 2), which are closer to the examples provided by Sedulius Scottus (see st. 6, Note to [All]). — [2] brimis ‘of the sword’: The W reading brims ‘of the surf’ is preferred in the early SnE eds, but creates a hypometric line and is inferior in sense (cf. Nj 1875-8, II, 308). For the sword-heiti brimir, see Note to Þul Sverða 5/6.

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