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, 531-2

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4 — Anon Brúðv 4VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 4’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 531-2.

Sveinninn óx þar upp einn
— ágætr var maðr sjá
hittir og hans ætt
hringa — með virðing.
Ærir áttu auð fjár
atgeirs mikinn þeir,
er reyðar rannskíðs
rennis váru ættmenn.

 

The youth grew up alone there with honour; {that finder of rings} [MAN] was a fine man, as was his family. {Those messengers of the halberd}, [WARRIORS] who were kinsmen {of the propeller {of the ski {of the house of the rorqual}}}, [(lit. ‘propeller of the house-ski of the rorqual’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER] had great wealth of money.

notes: As Schottmann (1973, 356) noted, the poet introduces the young man as a member of a rich and noble family, whereas the D version of the prose saga establishes him as a klerkr from the beginning.

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 130.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 14r, 24 - 14r, 25  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 98v, 8 - 98v, 15  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 2, 6 - 2, 13  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 2, 11 - 2, 18  transcr.  
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