Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Snorra Edda 4’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 515.
The couplet (Anon (SnE) 4) is transmitted in mss R (main ms.), Tˣ, W, U, A and C of Skm (SnE), as well as in the Y redaction of LaufE (ms. 2368ˣ) and RE 1665(Hh3). Because RE 1665 contains a reading that diverges from the other redactions, both LaufE and RE 1665 have been considered in the present edition. The couplet is anonymous in all mss.
context: The couplet is cited to
illustrate man-kennings in which
the base-word (m.) is a kind of tree, here, hlynr
notes: The couplet is fragmentary,
and the present edn
attempts to make syntactic and semantic sense of the two lines that are
texts: ‹LaufE 111 (373)›,
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 40 (AI, 601; BI, 601); Skald I, 293, NN §3132; SnE 1848-87, I, 416-17, II, 326, 437, 586, III, 76, SnE 1931, 148, SnE 1998, I, 65; LaufE 1979, 373, Resen 1977, Hh3.