Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

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.

 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33 

SkP info: VII, 527-53

notes: Jǫfur gefi upphaf

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance references search files

 

1 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 1 [Vol. 7, 529-30] — Anon Brúðv 1VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Jöfurr gefi upphaf
óðar, sás skóp þjóð,
ella verðr orðfall
aldar – er hans traust vald.
Æsta vil ek yðr Krist,
einn stýrðu gramr hreinn
sólar, um satt mál,
salar, hvað ek kveða skal.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
2 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 2 [Vol. 7, 530] — Anon Brúðv 2VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Meira veiti oss ör
ágæt en ek beðit fá
fyrða, sús fremst er,
fullting dróttning.
Því at ljóða lofsmíð
ljóssi, þat er skylt oss,
vanda skal ek vita grund
vazta sem ek kann bazt.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
3 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 3 [Vol. 7, 530-1] — Anon Brúðv 3VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Út gjörðisk atburðr
einnhver um framan svein
í heimi (horskr maðr)
hölda (má sá við fjöld),
þars mildi mærð-valds
móðir lýsti huggóð
dýra, sú er dýrst er,
drótta við sig-Þrótt.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
4 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 4 [Vol. 7, 531-2] — Anon Brúðv 4VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Sveinninn óx þar upp einn,
ágætr var maðr sjá
hittir ok hans ætt
hringa, með virðing.
Ærir áttu auð fjár
atgeirs mikinn þeir
er reyðar rannskíðs
rennis voru ættmenn.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
5 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 5 [Vol. 7, 532-3] — Anon Brúðv 5VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Bríma þýðisk bóknám
brauta með siða skraut
æsir, þás ungr var,
ögurs ok guðs lög.
Bæði gjörðisk bókfróðr
beiðir er skamt leið
röðuls, var hann raunsviðr,
rastar ok trúfastr.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
6 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 6 [Vol. 7, 533-4] — Anon Brúðv 6VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Æztri unni meyju mest
Máríu siðknár,
ok mætri sik snót
sjálfan gaf bóka álmr.
Húfa vandisk hreint líf
halda vel skíð-Baldr,
brúða hét því brandrjóðr
blóma með sveindóm.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
7 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 7 [Vol. 7, 534] — Anon Brúðv 7VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Sviptir framdi söng opt
– svo höfum spurt frá –
linna til lofs enn
Lista við höll Krists,
þvít tíðir blikbjóðr
brúði með ástúð
fjarðar þeirri er fremst er
fagrar söng hvern dag.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
8 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 8 [Vol. 7, 534-5] — Anon Brúðv 8VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hlakkar gjörðist hugþekkr
herðir (sem getit verðr)
snotr fyrir sinn hátt
(síðar í bragsmíð),
þvít dýrum dólg-Freyr
dáðum prýddi sitt ráð,
en lasta, vel víst,
vansa firðist líf hans.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
9 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 9 [Vol. 7, 535-6] — Anon Brúðv 9VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Lýðir hvöttu lyngbjóð
löngum á kvonföng,
en súða snarmeiðr
sóta vara þess fljótr.
Faxa játti Freyr loks
fjarðar, er þá varð
frænda, við flein-Þund,
fíkjum um þat vili ríkr.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
10 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 10 [Vol. 7, 536] — Anon Brúðv 10VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Síðan var fest, fljóð
– færri þótti betr – mær
með auði ilrjóð
ara, þvít göfugt var.
Drótt fékk at boði brátt,
– beimum óx gleði þeim –
skata þvít skýr snót,
skilit, hugði gott til.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
11 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 11 [Vol. 7, 537] — Anon Brúðv 11VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Rekka bjóst fúss flokkr
fara, sás boðit var,
til brullaups brynsvells
beiðis ok kom á leið.
En kunni hann söng sinn
seima á degi þeim,
tíða var ei greitt gáð,
gætir hafði dvalit mætr.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
12 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 12 [Vol. 7, 537-8] — Anon Brúðv 12VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Kirkju sótti krossmarks
kennir, en brúðmenn
byggvis skyldu byrviggs
bíða uns hann lyki tíð.
Höfgi rann á segg sýnn,
sofa gjörði stund þá
byrjar, er á bæn var,
blakkþollr geðrakkr.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
13 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 13 [Vol. 7, 538-9] — Anon Brúðv 13VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Vitrast honum sæl snót
sýnum var hún ófrýn
við keyri kafþjórs
kænum er hann svaf á bæn.
En heilög hring-Sól
heiðar þótti vera reið
randa leist svo róg-Þund
röðuls ok óglöð.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
14 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 14 [Vol. 7, 539] — Anon Brúðv 14VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Svanna spurði sól-Njörðr
sunda á þá lund:
‘Hví sætir hrygð sjá?
Hnossa, segðu, Skögul oss’!
Vera lét vegskorð
vík elds því oflík
svarað þvís sagt er
seiða við gulls meið.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
15 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 15 [Vol. 7, 539-40] — Anon Brúðv 15VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Branda ertu brigðlyndr
beðjar ok lausgeðr
snyrtir’, kvað snót björt,
‘seiða, emk þér reið.
Hristir viltu lag laust
láta því em ókát
mána við mik túns
Meita ok hryggleit’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
16 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 16 [Vol. 7, 540] — Anon Brúðv 16VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Skuldar máttu ský-Baldr
skilja, eru sakir til
sárar, þótt sé mér
sorgir í hugar borg.
Væn hugðumsk vera þín
vinmær allkær,
báru en þú bregðst mér
bálruðr um þat mál’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
17 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 17 [Vol. 7, 540-1] — Anon Brúðv 17VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Renna tekr rækt þín
rauðbliks við mik,
(hví sætir) hlynr (þat)
hranna en ek þér ann.
Hefjask lét ek þín þrif
þú hafnar mér nú
ástum leiðir auðlistr
aðra ertu at því saðr’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
18 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 18 [Vol. 7, 541-2] — Anon Brúðv 18VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Vingun muna vera lengr
– veld ek því eigi at heldr –
ok eyðask ástúð,
okkr svo mun fara loks;
nema eina auð-Rán
aðra látir nú í stað
hristir þás hafit fest
hnossa, en munit oss’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
19 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 19 [Vol. 7, 542] — Anon Brúðv 19VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Hvers kunnit þér oss?
Aldrei hefi ek gunntjalds
snyrtir við þik sakir gjört
siða né afbrigð.
Ástum vilda ek allfast
íðvandr lagar skíðs
hrærir, því at hugað er mér,
halda við þik um aldr’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
20 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 20 [Vol. 7, 542-3] — Anon Brúðv 20VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Biðja vil ek yðr enn
elsku, meðan boðit dvelsk,
stýrir, ef stoðar mér,
stag-þjórs, ok vinlags.
Betri mun eigi falds fit
finnask þér vinr minn
hæfa nein heldr víf
hittask, þóttú farir vítt.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
21 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 21 [Vol. 7, 543-4] — Anon Brúðv 21VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Nýtust hvarf burt björg
borða við slík orð,
en augum almþollr
unda brá þá í sundr.
Skauta hugði almr at
ara þat er fyrir bar,
ok reyni sú sýn
sverða þótti mikils verð.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
22 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 22 [Vol. 7, 544] — Anon Brúðv 22VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Hyrjar nam hvata ferð
hranna eptir draum þann
lýtir, en láðbrjótr
linna kvaddi flokk sinn:
‘Brauðlups gjörist brátt fall,
beimar skulu fara heim,
skjótt hefir skipast mitt
skap, emka ek þó dapr’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
23 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 23 [Vol. 7, 545-6] — Anon Brúðv 23VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Þetta hæfir þér trautt,
þú gjörisk villtr nú
gjóða, mun svá gefast yðr
grennir’, kváðu brúðmenn.
‘Virðast mun sjá fira ferð
fráleit, ef þú gjörir svá,
Gautr ef þú glepr mætr
gullstaups brúðlaup’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
24 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 24 [Vol. 7, 546-7] — Anon Brúðv 24VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Byskupi sóktu fund fljótt
ferðir sem (getit verðr)
með blíðum brynmeið
bjóða (hve þar fór),
þvít væntu vinir brátt
vígtungls boða ungs
at bætir vel vitr
vansa snyri skapi hans.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
25 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 25 [Vol. 7, 547] — Anon Brúðv 25VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Byskup frétti brimlogs
at því meginbrátt:
‘Hví ertu hlynr svá
hverforðr góins laðs?’
Seggr lét eigi seinn at
svara því er spurt var:
‘Englum er sú drós, drengr,
dýrri er ek gat fyrr.’

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
26 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 26 [Vol. 7, 548] — Anon Brúðv 26VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

‘Haltu sem hafðir mælt
hvert orð meðan lífs ert
hirðir’, kvað happ-Njörðr,
‘hringa, við dróttning’.
‘Betri mun þér vera vitr
– víst hyggjum þat – Krists
– ástin hennar má mest –
móðir en hvert fljóð’.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
27 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 27 [Vol. 7, 548-9] — Anon Brúðv 27VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Síðan náði sverðrjóðr
– sveinninn girntist vera einn –
– skildist hann við fira fjöld –
fara þar er auðn var.
Hæstri unni höll Krists,
helga sik lagar elgs
hei..., unz önd lét,
(endar þar) man (sögu) kendr.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
28 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 28 [Vol. 7, 549-50] — Anon Brúðv 28VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Optar vil ek yðvarn krapt
inna – þat er vili minn –
vita skulu víf kát
víða í bragsmíð;
ef landa líf stund
ljós veitir gramr oss
máttugr eða málsgnótt
mín tjár sonar þín.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
29 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 29 [Vol. 7, 550-1] — Anon Brúðv 29VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Traust verðr mær mest
mönnum ok líkn sönn,
ok eð hæsta hald víst
hverjum sem þörf er.
Ætti þér öll drótt
unna fyrir miskunn,
þínar hafa þess raun
þjóðir, ertu firum góð.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
30 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 30 [Vol. 7, 551] — Anon Brúðv 30VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Aldrei láttu mær mild
mik, ef ek bið þik,
fyrir víti var ljót
verða með svika ferð.
Því æsti ek þik trausts,
þú hjálp mér við nú,
seggja em ek Drótt dygg
djarfastr er ek mjök þarf.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
31 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 31 [Vol. 7, 551-2] — Anon Brúðv 31VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Máría styrktu mik dýr,
mundu þat göfugt sprund,
mildi lýstu margföld
merki til góðs verks,
svát hreinsun hugar míns
hljóti ek með yfirbót
lasta, eru laun mest
ljóða fyrir kveðinn óð.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
32 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 32 [Vol. 7, 552] — Anon Brúðv 32VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Guðs æsti menn mest
móður at hún dugi þjóð
fyrir ljóða líkn kær
liðs hjálpar mér við.
Jésús veitir ágætr
allt gengi því ávallt,
— heilög er snót sæl
sú — þat er vís raun.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
33 Vol. 7. Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 33 [Vol. 7, 553] — Anon Brúðv 33VII

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Oss bjargi Jésús,
ógnframr himins gramr
dýrðar láti vor orð
endask meðan veröld stendr,
svát heim á degi dóms
dróttinn í unaðs nógt
ýta laði ágætr
alla – þat er bragar fall.

Skj: Not in Skj; hálfhnept; ed. VEÞ; group: F; mss: 1032x, 2166x, 399a-bx, 721
 
© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.