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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Brúðkaupsvísur (Brúðv) - 33

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.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33 

SkP info: VII, 535-6

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9 — Anon Brúðv 9VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 535-6.

Lýðir hvöttu lyngbjóð
laungum á kvánfaung,
en súða snarmeiðr
sóta vara þess fljótr.
Faxa játti Freyr loks
fjarðar, er þá varð
frænda, við flein-Þund,
fíkjum um það vili ríkr.

 

People repeatedly urged {the heather-giver} [GENEROUS MAN] to marriage, but {the bold tree {of the horse of planking}} [SHIP > SEAFARER] was not ready for that. {The Freyr {of the maned one of the fjord}} [SHIP > SEAFARER] consented finally to {the spear-Þundr}, [WARRIOR] when a very strong wish of [his] kinsmen then was for it.

notes: [5-8]: The second helmingr describes the family pressure upon the young man to get married. The kenning flein-Þundr ‘spear-Þundr <Óðinn>’ (l. 7) refers to an otherwise unspecified kinsman to whom the young man finally promises to obey the family’s wishes.

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 131.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 14v, 1 - 14v, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 100v, 14 - 101v, 4  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 4, 6 - 4, 13  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 4, 9 - 4, 16  transcr.  
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