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Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson (FriðÞ)

volume 8; ed. Margaret Clunies Ross;

Lausavísur (Lv) - 33

Lausavísur — FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið)

Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))

stanzas:  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: VIII, 212

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12 — FriðÞ Lv 12VIII (Frið 14)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 14 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 12)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 212.

hefr fjórum
um farit várum
lögr lagsmönnum,
þeim er lifa skyldu.
En Rán gætir
röskum drengjum,
siðlaus kona,
sess ok rekkju.

 

Now the sea has destroyed four of our comrades, who should have lived. But Rán, immoral woman, provides bench and bed for the brave fellows.

context: As for Frið 13.

notes: This stanza is only in 510 and later A redaction mss, though absent from 568ˣ, which gives a prose summary of the incident (see Frið 1914, 15). The first helmingr corresponds in subject matter to Frið 13, but the second helmingr reintroduces the notion of drowning seamen visiting the sea-deity Rán (see Frið 11/5-8 above), though here with a somewhat moralistic (and probably Christian) perspective. The stanza is regular fornyrðislag.

texts: Frið 14

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 13 b (AII, 272; BII, 294-5); Skald II, 155; Falk 1890, 75-6, Frið 1893, 46, Frið 1914, 15; Edd. Min. 99.

sources

AM 510 4° (510) 93v, 4 - 93v, 5 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
JS 27 folx (27x) 135v - 135v (Frið)  image  image  
unknown ms (xx) -  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated