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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Gyðingsvísur (Gyð) - 10

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, 524-5

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8 — Anon Gyð 8VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Gyðingsvísur 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 524-5.

Fljótr erað flagðs veita
fáknistanda kristnum
auð, þóað allmjög bæði,
ættingi gyðinga.
Svör veitti þau sliettrar
sólmeiðr skipa leiðar
órlausn ára
ríðanda of

 

{The kinsman of the Jews} [JEW] is not quick to grant money {to the Christian feeder {of the horse of the trollwoman}} [(lit. ‘horse-feeder of the trollwoman’) WOLF > WARRIOR] though he had asked most earnestly. {The tree {of the sun {of the smooth path of ships}}} [(lit. ‘sun-tree of the smooth path of ships’) SEA > GOLD > MAN] gave those answers; solution {for the rider {of the horse of oars}}. [(lit. ‘horse-rider of oars’) SHIP > SEAFARER]

notes: B is very badly damaged. In general, the readings of the 399a-bˣ transcript have been adopted, where it is indicated that these are reasonably certain, and Sveinbjörn Egilsson’s reconstructions (made in marginal notes to the copy of the 399a-bˣ transcript in 444ˣ) have also been adopted where these amount to occasional letters. However, this edn has not followed Rydberg in adopting Sveinbjörn’s reconstructions to ítrum sǫrla in l. 7 or síðir in l. 8, since these cannot be substantiated from the remaining text indicated in the 399a-bˣ transcript. — [7-8]: Finnur Jónsson does not translate ll. 7 and 8, paraphrasing the second helmingr sådant svar gav manden … men lån gav han manden tilsidst ‘the man gave such an answer … but in the end he granted the man a loan’ (Skj B).

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 13]. Af et digt om en rig mand, der gav alt sit bort 8 (AII, 540; BII, 599); Skald II, 332, NN §3394; Rydberg 1907, 43, 59, Attwood 1996a, 348.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 14v, 27 - 14v, 29  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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