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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, ‘ Anonymous, Brúðkaupsvísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 527-53. <> (accessed 29 June 2022)

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SkP info: VII, 530-1

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3 — Anon Brúðv 3VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 3’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 530-1.

Út gjörðiz atburðr
einnhverr um framan svein
í heimi — horskr maðr
hölda má sá við fjöld*
þar er mildi mærðvalds
móðir lýsti huggóð
dýra, sú er dýrst er,
drótta við sig*-Þrótt.

Einnhverr atburðr um framan svein gjörðiz út í heimi — sá horskr maðr má við fjöld* hölda —, þar er {huggóð móðir {mærðvalds drótta}}, sú er dýrst er, lýsti dýra mildi við {sig*-Þrótt}.

A certain event concerning an outstanding youth took place abroad [lit. out in the world] — that wise man can withstand a multitude of men — where {the kind-hearted mother {of the glory-ruler of mankind}} [= God (= Christ) > = Mary], who is the most noble one, manifested precious mercy to {the battle-Þróttr <= Óðinn>} [WARRIOR].

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 130.


AM 721 4° (721) 14r, 22 - 14r, 23  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 97v, 17 - 98v, 7  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 1, 19 - 2, 4  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 2, 3 - 2, 10  transcr.  
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