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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. Málsháttakvæði (Mhkv) - 30

5: Málsháttakvæði (‘Proverb poem’) — Anon MhkvIII

Roberta Frank 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Málsháttakvæði’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1213. <> (accessed 17 October 2021)

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði, Et orknøsk(?) digt, omkr. 1200. (AII, 130-6, BII, 138-45)

SkP info: III, 1218

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3 — Anon Mhkv 3III

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Þjóð spyrr alt þat's þrír menn vitu,
þeir hafa verr, er tryggðum slitu,
ekki er því til eins manns skotit,
ýmsir hafa þau dœmi hlotit;
hermðar orð munu hittask í,
heimult ák at glaupsa of því,
(nǫkkut varð hon sýsla of sik)
svinneyg drós hvé hon fór við mik.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 3 (AII, 131; BII, 138-9); Skald II, 74, NN §3269; Möbius 1874, 3, Wisén 1886-9, I, 73.


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