Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 3 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 3)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 197.
context: In the B recension text Friðþjófr and his men steer their ship to the islands called Sólundir (ModNorw. Sulen), seeking protection from the storm. This incident is not mentioned in the A redaction.
notes: This stanza is not in the A text. Its general sense is paralleled in Friðþjófs rímur III, 7-8 (Frið 1893, 108). The metre is an irregular form of dróttkvætt, comprising four couplets and virtually no hendingar, except in l. 8, where aðalhending occurs. Earlier eds (Falk 1890, 72; Skj B; Skald) have attempted to regularise ll. 3 and 7, where long and short vowels in open syllables (e.g. ráða, l. 3, látum, l. 7) appear to have begun to be confused. Finnur Jónsson (followed by Skald) also deletes all mss’ initial því ‘that’ in l. 3 to regularise the metre.
texts: ‹Frið 3›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 3 (AII, 269; BII, 292); Skald II, 154, NN §§2338 Fb; Falk 1890, 71-2, Frið 1893, 11, Frið 1901, 16.