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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Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))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, 215

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16 — FriðÞ Lv 16VIII (Frið 18)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 18 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 16)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 215.

Ek bar átta
til eldstóar
dæsta drengi
í drifaveðri.
hefi ek segli
á sand komit;
erat hafs megin
hægt at reyna.


I carried eight fellows, exhausted in the storm of sea-spray, to a fireplace. Now I have brought the sail onto the beach; the power of the ocean is not easy to experience.

context: After the two troll-women have been killed, the sea calms down but Elliði is in bad shape and all the men who have survived the journey are exhausted. In the A text prose Friðþjófr carries them all to land, with Bjǫrn saving one. In the B recension, Friðþjófr saves eight, Bjǫrn two and Ásmundr one. In the A recension Friðþjófr recites Frið 18 and 19 in quick succession; in the B text Frið 19 is recited before they actually make land, and Frið 18 comes after they have reached the bay of Evie (ON Effjasund), a village in the north-west part of Mainland, the chief island of Orkney.

texts: Frið 18

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 17 (AII, 273; BII, 295); Skald II, 156; Falk 1890, 77-8, Frið 1893, 18-19, 48, 73, Frið 1901, 28, Frið 1914, 17; Edd. Min. 99.


AM 510 4° (510) 93v, 21 - 93v, 23 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 568 4°x (568x) 101r - 101r (Frið)  image  
JS 27 folx (27x) 135v - 135v (Frið)  image  image  
Holm papp 17 4°x (papp17x) 359v, 27 - 359v, 28 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 148v - 148v (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 586, 23 - 586, 24 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 87r, 21 - 87r, 28 (Frið)  image  
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