Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 5 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 5)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 200.
context: As for Frið 4. Further out in the ocean, another enormous storm with great snow-drifts hits the ship and the men have to bale out furiously.
notes: This stanza is not in the A redaction mss, though Frið 7, which is very similar to it in content, is present there. Frið 5 in the B mss may have been modelled on the pre-existing Frið 7. Friðþjófs rímur III, 14-15 present similar material. The metre is háttlausa ‘lack of form’, a variant of dróttkvætt lacking internal rhyme.
texts: ‹Frið 5›
editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 5 (AII, 270; BII, 293); Skald II, 154, NN §1471; Falk 1890, 72, Frið 1893, 12, Frið 1901, 17.