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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 3 July 2022)

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SkP info: VII, 538-9

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13 — Anon Brúðv 13VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 538-9.

Vitraz honum sæl snót
sýnum var hun ófrýn
við keyri kafþjórs
kænum, er hann svaf á bæn.
En heilög hring-Sól
heiðar þótti vera reið
— randa leiz svá róg-Þund —
röðuls og óglöð.

Sæl snót vitraz {kænum keyri {kafþjórs}}, er hann svaf á bæn; hun var ófrýn sýnum við honum. En heilög {{{röðuls heiðar} hring-}Sól} þótti vera reið og óglöð; svá leiz {{randa róg-}Þund}.

The blessed woman appears {to the skilful driver {of the ox of the deep}} [SHIP > SEAFARER] as he slept during prayer; she was seemingly frowning at him. But the holy {Sól <goddess> {of the ring {of the heath of the sun}}} [(lit. ‘ring-Sól of the heath of the sun’) SKY/HEAVEN > SUN > = Mary] seemed to be angry and unhappy; so it appeared {to the Þundr <= Óðinn> {of the strife of shields}} [(lit. ‘strife-Þundr of shields’) BATTLE > WARRIOR].

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 131.


AM 721 4° (721) 14v, 9 - 14v, 10  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 102v, 12 - 103v, 2  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 5, 20 - 6, 4  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 5, 19 - 6, 5  transcr.  
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