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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 4. Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise (TGT) - 38

2.2: Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise — Anon (TGT)III

Tarrin Wills 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 536. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=2932> (accessed 25 September 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38 

cross-references:  21 = Anon (TGT) 17III 

SkP info: III, 550

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19 — Anon (TGT) 19III

also: Anonymous Poems, Málaháttr verses in praise of a Christian ruler 2

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise 19’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 550.

Haldi hringtǫpuð
hefi ok varðveiti
styrki ok staðfesti
stýrir himinríkis.

 

May {the controller of the kingdom of heaven} [= God] support, raise and preserve, strengthen and confirm {the ring-destroyer}. [GENEROUS MAN]

context: Cited as an example of hypozeuxis (‘ypozeusis’), i.e. the use of many verbs with a single subject (TGT 1927, 67): Ypozeusis gefr mǫrg orð einni persónuHypozeuxis connects many verbs with one person [subject]’.

notes: Hypozeuxis is illustrated here by the use of one subject (stýrir himinrikis ‘controller of the kingdom of heaven’) with multiple verbs (haldi ‘support’, hefi ‘raise’, etc.). — The second of three málaháttr stanzas about a ruler (the others being st. 18 and Ólhv Frag 6), here identifiable as a Christian one. Unlike Anon (TGT) 18 and Ólhv Frag 6, this fragment appears to be in the form of a prayer.

texts: TGT 69, TGT 69, TGT 4 2, Gramm 71

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 7 (AI, 597; BI, 598); Skald I, 291; SnE 1818, 323, SnE 1848, 191, SnE 1848-87, II, 144-5, 418, III, 146-7, TGT 1884, 24, 94, 206, TGT 1927, 68, 102.

sources

AM 748 I b 4° (A) 6r, 27 - 6r, 28 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 106, 28 - 106, 29 (TGT)  transcr.  image  image  image  
AM 761 a 4°x (761ax) 92v, 4 - 92v, 7 (Skáldatal)  image  
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