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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. Málsháttakvæði (Mhkv) - 30

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

Roberta Frank 2017, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume III, p. 1222. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

8 — Anon Mhkv 8III

Cite as: Roberta Frank (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði 8’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1222.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Bana þóttusk þeir bíða vel,
Brandingi svaf loks í hel,
Mardallar var glysligr grátr,
gleðr sá mann er opt er kátr;
Ásmundr tamði Gnóð við gjálfr,
gulli mælti Þjazi sjálfr,
Niðjungr skóf af haugi horn;
hølzti eru nú minni forn.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 8 (AII, 132; BII, 140); Skald II, 74-5; Möbius 1874, 5, Wisén 1886-9, I, 74.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 54v, 20 - 54v, 21 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated