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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. 2. Gátur (Gát) - 4

2.4: Gátur (‘Riddles’) — Anon GátIII

Hannah Burrows 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Gátur’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 631. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1010> (accessed 3 December 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3 

for reference only:  4x 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. [b]. Andre gåder (AII, 228-9, BII, 247)

SkP info: III, 632

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1 — Anon Gát 1III

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Gátur 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 632.

Ek sá fljúga         fugla marga:
aldrtjón Ellu,         eggdauða menn,
ben bíldskorna,         buðlung Dana,
þjónustumey,         þunga báru.

Ek sá marga fugla fljúga: aldrtjón Ellu, eggdauða menn, bíldskorna ben, buðlung Dana, þjónustumey, þunga báru.

I saw many birds fly: life-loss of Ælla <Northumbrian king>, men killed by the sword, lancet-scored wound, king of Danes, serving-girl, heavy wave.

texts: LaufE 201 (406)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. [b]. Andre gåder 1 (AII, 228; BII, 247-8); Skald II, 128-9; SnE 1848, 239, LaufE 1979, 406.

sources

AM 625 4° (625) 77r, 18 - 77r, 20 (Enc)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 103r, 20 - 103r, 23 (LaufE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 167 b 3 8°x (167b 3x) 14r, 4 - 14r, 6  transcr.  image  
unknown ms (xx) 76vb, 18 - 76vb, 20  
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