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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 4. Stanzas from Laufás Edda (LaufE) - 11

2.4: Stanzas from Laufás Edda — Anon (LaufE)III

Kari Ellen Gade 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Stanzas from Laufás Edda’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 637.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10 

for reference only:  11x 

SkP info: III, 642

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5 — Anon (LaufE) 5III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Laufás Edda 5’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 642.

Ok óþokkaðr okkar
ostmýgir brauðgýgi;
bjúgr elr sorg um saurga
saupstríðir flot-Gríði.

 

And {the disliked oppressor of cheese} [MAN] bemoans {the ogress of bread}; [WOMAN] {the bent tormentor of buttermilk} [MAN] harbours grief about {the filthy Gríðr of fat}. [WOMAN]

context: The helmingr illustrates derogatory kennings for ‘woman’ in which the base-word is a term for ‘troll-woman’ or ‘giantess’ and the determinant a word that refers to household items or female occupations.  

notes: For similar derogatory kennings and circumloctions for ‘man’, see SnH Lv 1/8II, Anon 732b 2 and Án Lv 4VIII (Án 4), Note to [All].

texts: LaufE 89 (295), LaufE 133 (379)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 37 (AI, 601; BI, 601); Skald I, 293, NN §1237; SnE 1848-87, II, 634, III, 204, LaufE 1979, 295, 379.

sources

Holm papp 10 4°x (papp10x) 49r - 49r (LaufE)  image  
GKS 2368 4°x (2368x) 119 - 119 (LaufE)  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 90v - 90v (LaufE)  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated