Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Gyðingsvísur (Gyð) - 10

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Gyðingsvísur (‘Vísur about a Jew’) — Anon GyðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Gyðingsvísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 515-26.

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for reference only:  10 

Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 13]. Af et digt om en rig mand, der gav alt sit bort, Gyðingsvísur. (AII, 539-41, BII, 597-9)

SkP info: VII, 522-3

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6 — Anon Gyð 6VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Gyðingsvísur 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 522-3.

Nær f…z jafnt og aurar
æskibjóðr frá þjóðum
virðing
valstafna jafnan.
Allr þóttiz þá Ullar
ielherðandi verða
skýrr af skreytiárum
skorðu mars fyr borði.

 

{The wishing-offerer {of the … {of the falcon’s perches}}} [ARMS > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] always almost equal money and reputation from men. {The pure strengthener {of the storm of Ullr}} [(lit. ‘storm-strengthener of Ullr’) BATTLE > WARRIOR] then considerered that he would be completely thrown over by {the decorous envoys {of the horse of the boat-prop}}. [SHIP > SEAFARERS]

notes: [1-4]: The ms. is dark and very badly damaged, and it has been necessary to rely extensively on previous transcribers’ readings. This edn considers 399a-bˣ (the earliest surviving transcript) as an accurate account of B, but has reconstructed only where its readings suggest that the reconstruction is plausible. This makes for a less complete, but less conjectural, text than previous eds. The general sense of ll. 1-4 seems to be that the previously generous man found that people’s estimate of him declined as his money ran out.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 13]. Af et digt om en rig mand, der gav alt sit bort 6 (AII, 540; BII, 598); Skald II, 332, NN §3392; Rydberg 1907, 42, 59, Attwood 1996a, 347.

sources

AM 757 a 4° (B) 14v, 23 - 14v, 25  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
AM 757 a 4° (BRydberg) -  
AM 757 a 4° (BFJ) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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