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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Not published: do not cite (FriðÞ LvVIII (Frið))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, 202

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7 — FriðÞ Lv 7VIII (Frið 7)

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Friðþjófs saga ins frœkna 7 (Friðþjófr Þorsteinsson, Lausavísur 7)’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry in fornaldarsögur. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 8. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 202.

Eigi um sér til Alda;
erum vestr í haf komnir;
allr þykki mér ægir,
sem ei*myrju hræri.
Hrynja hávar bárur,
haug verpa svanflaugar;
er Elliði orpinn
ákafligri báru.


Alden cannot be seen; we have come westwards into the ocean; the whole sea seems to me as if it were alive with glowing coals. Towering waves topple down, {swan-flights} [WAVES] build up a mound; now Elliði is tossed in a furious roller.

context: As for Frið 5 and 6.

notes: The many variant readings of this stanza suggest the scribes had considerable difficulty in understanding some of its vocabulary, which powerfully evokes a storm at sea, viewed from the perspective of someone on board ship. Line 1 is exactly the same as Frið 5/1 in the B redaction mss. Frið 5 may well be a partial duplication of this stanza.

texts: Frið 7

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: E. 7. Vers af Fornaldarsagaer: Af Friðþjófssaga ens frækna I 7 (AII, 270; BII, 293); Skald II, 154, NN §§1473, 3287; Falk 1890, 73, Frið 1893, 13, 44, 70, Frið 1901, 19, Frið 1914, 12.


AM 510 4° (510) 93r, 14 - 93r, 17 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 568 4°x (568x) 100v - 100v (Frið)  image  
JS 27 folx (27x) 135r - 135r (Frið)  image  image  
Holm papp 17 4°x (papp17x) 359r, 1 - 359r, 2 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 109 a II 8°x (109a IIx) 147r - 147r (Frið)  image  
GKS 1006 folx (1006x) 583, 19 - 583, 22 (Frið)  transcr.  image  
AM 173 folx (173x) 84v, 27 - 85r, 1 (Frið)  image  
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