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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 6 July 2022)

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SkP info: VII, 544

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22 — Anon Brúðv 22VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 544.

Hyrjar nam hvata ferð
hranna eftir draum þann
lýtir, en láðbrjótr
linna kvaddi flokk sinn:
‘Brullaups gjöriz brátt fall;
beimar skulu fara heim;
skjótt hefir skipaz mitt
skap; e*mka eg þó dapr’.

{Lýtir {hyrjar hranna}} nam hvata ferð eftir þann draum, en {{linna láð}brjótr} kvaddi flokk sinn: ‘Fall brullaups gjöriz brátt; beimar skulu fara heim; skap mitt hefir skipaz skjótt; þó e*mka eg dapr’.

{The destroyer {of the fire of the waves}} [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] began to hasten his journey after that dream, and {the breaker {of the land of snakes}} [(lit. ‘land-breaker of snakes’) GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] addressed his party: ‘A cancellation of the wedding feast is happening suddenly; men must go home; my mind has changed quickly, yet I am not sad’.

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 133.


AM 721 4° (721) 14v, 27 - 14v, 28  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 106v, 16 - 107v, 6  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 9, 11 - 9, 18  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 9, 9 - 9, 16  transcr.  
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