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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Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))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, 198

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4 — FriðÞ Lv 4VIII (Frið 4)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 4 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 4)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 198.

Þat var forðum
á Framnesi;
rera ek opt á tal
við Ingibjörgu.
skal ek sigla
í svölu veðri,
láta létt und mér
lögdýr bruna.


It was long ago at Framnes; I often rowed to have conversation with Ingibjǫrg. Now I must sail in the cold storm, make {the sea-animal} [SHIP] speed easily beneath me.

context: Shortly after a lull in the storm, the wind begins to freshen and Friðþjófr speaks this stanza.

notes: This is the first stanza in the A redaction of Frið and the fourth in the B redaction, the first to appear in both redactions. Larsson (Frið 1901, xiv) detected a similarity with Friðþjófs rímur III, 12-13, but it is not very close. The stanza contrasts Friðþjófr’s previously happy life courting Ingibjörg and his present privations at sea. The metre is fornyrðislag, although l. 4 is in málaháttr. Clear differences between the two redactions are apparent in ll. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8 (cf. Wenz’s discussion in Frið 1914, lxxiii).

texts: Frið 4

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 4 (AII, 269-70; BII, 292); Skald II, 154; Falk 1890, 72, Frið 1893, 12, 43, 70, Frið 1901, 16-17, Frið 1914, 11-12; Edd. Min. 98.


AM 510 4° (510) 93r, 9 - 93r, 11 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 568 4°x (568x) 100r - 100r (Frið)  image  
JS 27 folx (27x) 134v - 134v (Frið)  image  image  
Holm papp 17 4°x (papp17x) 358v, 20 - 358v, 21 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 146v - 146v (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 582, 27 - 583, 2 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 84r, 22 - 84r, 29 (Frið)  image  
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