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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

I. 1. Eiríksmál (Eirm) - 9

2.1: Eiríksmál (‘Words about Eiríkr’) — Anon EirmI

R. D. Fulk 2012, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Eiríksmál’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1003.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [X]: I. A. [1]. Eiríksmál, fra omkr. 950 (AI, 174-5, BI, 164-6)

SkP info: I, 1006

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1 — Anon Eirm 1I

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Cite as: R. D. Fulk (ed.) 2012, ‘Anonymous Poems, Eiríksmál 1’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1006.

‘Hvat es þat drauma *,         es ek hugðumk fyr dag lítlu
Valhǫll ryðja         fyr vegnu folki?
Vakða ek einherja,         bað ek upp rísa
bekki at stráa,         borðker at leyðra,
valkyrjur vín bera,         sem vísi komi.

‘Hvat es þat drauma *, es ek hugðumk lítlu fyr dag ryðja Valhǫll fyr vegnu folki? Vakða ek einherja, bað ek rísa upp at stráa bekki, at leyðra borðker, valkyrjur bera vín, sem vísi komi.

‘What kind of dream is this, that I thought that a little before daybreak I was preparing Valhǫll for a slain army? I awakened the einherjar, I asked them to get up to strew the benches, to rinse the drinking cups, [I asked] valkyries to bring wine, as if a leader should come.

texts: Fsk 28, Skm 20, SnE 22

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [X]: I. A. [1]. Eiríksmál 1 (AI, 174; BI, 164); Skald I, 89; Fsk 1902-3, 28 (ch. 7), ÍF 29, 77-8 (ch. 8); SnE 1848-87, I, 240-3, II, 304-5, 520, SnE 1931, 91, SnE 1998, I, 10, 159; Möbius 1860, 231, Gordon 1957, 148, Jón Helgason 1968, 22. 

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AM 761 b 4°x (761bx) 105r, 1 - 105r, 10 (Eirm)  transcr.  image  
AM 303 4°x (FskAx) 36, 12 - 36, 23 (Fsk)  transcr.  image  
AM 52 folx (52x) 14v, 4 - 14v, 15 (Fsk)  transcr.  image  
AM 301 4°x (301x) 13r, 2 - 13r, 6 (Fsk)  transcr.  image  
GKS 2367 4° (R) 21r, 19 - 21r, 21 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
Traj 1374x (Tx) 21v, 16 - 21v, 18 (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 242 fol (W) 45, 29 - 45, 32 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  
DG 11 (U) 26v, 13 - 26v, 15 (SnE)  transcr.  image  
AM 757 a 4° (B) 4r, 21 - 4r, 23 (SnE)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
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