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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 18 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, 1220

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6 — Anon Mhkv 6III

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Fylki skal til frægðar hafa,
fregna eigum langt til gafa,
oddar gerva jarli megin,
útsker verða af bôrum þvegin;
ýmsir bjóða ǫðrum fár,
(ormar skríða ór hamsi á vár)
vel hefr sás þat líða lætr,
langar eigu þeir bersi nætr.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 6 (AII, 132; BII, 139); Skald II, 74; Möbius 1874, 4, Wisén 1886-9, I, 73-4.


GKS 2367 4° (R) 54v, 15 - 54v, 16 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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