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, 529-30

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1 — Anon Brúðv 1VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 1’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 529-30.

Jöfurr giefi upphaf
óðar, sá er skóp þjóð,
ella verðr orðfall
aldar; er hans traust vald.
Æsta vil eg yðr, Krist
(einn stýrðu gramr hreinn
sólar) um satt mál
(salar, hvað eg kveða skal).

{Jöfurr aldar}, sá er skóp þjóð, giefi upphaf óðar, ella verðr orðfall; hans vald er traust. Eg vil æsta yðr, Krist, um satt mál; {hreinn gramr {sólar salar}}, stýrðu einn hvað eg skal kveða.

May the {prince of men} [= God], who created people, provide the beginning of the poem, else there will be a lack of words; his power is firm. I want to ask you, Christ, for true speech; {pure king {of the sun’s hall}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)], govern alone what I shall compose.

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 129; Jón Þorkelsson 1888, 98.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 14r, 18 - 14r, 19  transcr.  image  image  -
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 97v, 1 - 97v, 8  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 1, 1 - 1, 8  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 1, 5 - 1, 12  transcr.  
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