Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 15 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 13)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 212.
context: The prose text of both redactions introduces the idea, attributed to Friðþjófr, that those about to travel to Rán should be well dressed and carry something made of gold about their persons. To this end Friðþjófr decides to cut the ring Ingibjargarnaut ‘Ingibjǫrg’s gift’ into pieces so each man can have one. He then speaks Frið 15.
notes: This stanza is an irregular dróttkvætt, rather than the málaháttr suggested by Wenz (Frið 1914, lxxii). Aðalhendingar are lacking in ll. 6 and 8, while l. 6 is hypermetrical when vér ‘we’, present in all mss, is included. Skj B and Skald regularise the metre here by deleting the pron.
texts: ‹Frið 15›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 14 (AII, 272-3; BII, 295); Skald II, 155; Falk 1890, 76, Frið 1893, 16, 46, Frið 1901, 25, Frið 1914, 15.