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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, 644

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7 — Anon (LaufE) 7III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Laufás Edda 7’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 644.

This helmingr (Anon (LaufE) 7) is transmitted in mss 2368ˣ (main ms.) and 743ˣ of LaufE. It was copied from a LaufE ms. in RE 1665(Ff3), which has no independent value. The half-stanza is anonymous in all mss, and it cannot be dated on the basis of metrical and linguistic criteria.

Vát*r kom víst at rétta
vallfinnandi linna
— mærð era mjúklig orðin
mín — Víðblinda svíni.

 

{The wet bestower {of the field of serpents}} [(lit. ‘field-bestower of serpents’) GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] certainly came to hunt {the swine of Víðblindi}; [WHALE] my praise did not become smooth.

context: The helmingr is cited to illustrate kennings for ‘whale’ in which the base-word is a term for ‘pig’ and the determinant is the sea-giant Víðblindi.

texts: LaufE 48 (351)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: B. Anonyme løse vers angående bestemte historiske begivenheder 62 (AII, 150; BII, 160); Skald II, 85; LaufE 1979, 351.

sources

GKS 2368 4°x (2368x) 94 - 94 (LaufE)  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 74r - 74v (LaufE)  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated