Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Brúðkaupsvísur (Brúðv) - 33

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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, 539

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14 — Anon Brúðv 14VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 14’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 539.

Svanna spurði sól-Njörðr
sunda á þá lund:
‘Hví sætir hrygð sjá?
Hnossa, segðu, Skögul oss!’
Vera liet vegskorð
víkelds því oflík
svarað, því er sagt er,
seiða við gulls meið.

{Sunda sól-{Njörðr}} spurði svanna á þá lund: ‘Hví sætir sjá hrygð? Segðu oss, {Skögul hnossa}!’ {{{Seiða vík}elds} oflík vegskorð} liet því vera svarað við {meið gulls}, því er sagt er.

{The Njörðr <god> {of the sun of the straits}} [(lit. ‘sun-Njörðr of the straits’) GOLD > MAN] asked the woman in this way: ‘What is the reason for this sadness? Tell us [me], {Skögul <valkyrie> of costly things} [WOMAN]!’ {The unique, noble prop {of the fire {of the bay of coal-fish}}} [(lit. ‘prop of the bay-fire of coal-fish’) SEA > GOLD > WOMAN] let that [question] be answered to {the tree of gold} [MAN] with that which will be told.

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 132.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 14v, 11 - 14v, 12  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 103v, 3 - 103v, 10  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 6, 6 - 6, 13  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 6, 6 - 6, 13  transcr.  
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