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, 548

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26 — Anon Brúðv 26VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 548.

‘Haltu, sem hefir mælt,
hvert orð, meðan lífs ert,
hirðir’, kvað happ-Njörðr,
‘hringa, við dróttning.
Betri mun þier vera vitr
— víst hyggjum það — Krist
— ástin hennar má mest —
móðir en hvert fljóð.’

‘Haltu hvert orð, sem hefir mælt við dróttning, meðan ert lífs, {hirðir hringa}’, kvað {happ-Njörðr}. ‘{Vitr móðir Krist} mun vera þier betri en hvert fljóð; ástin hennar má mest; hyggjum það víst.’

‘Keep every word that you have said to the queen while you are alive, {keeper of rings} [MAN]’ said {the luck-Njörðr <god>} [MAN]. ‘{The wise mother of Christ} [= Mary] will be kinder towards you than any woman; her love may achieve the most; we think that for certain.’

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 134.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 15r, 1 - 15r, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 108v, 14 - 109v, 4  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 11, 2 - 11, 9  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 11, 1 - 11, 8  transcr.  
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