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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Plácitusdrápa (Pl) - 59

Plácitusdrápa (‘Drápa about S. Eustace’) — Anon PlVII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Plácitusdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 179-220.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa, Digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 607-18, BI, 606-22)

SkP info: VII, 210-11

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47 — Anon Pl 47VII

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Cite as: Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 47’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 210-11.

Hermanna fór hranna
hyrbrjótr liði at móti,
samr vas íkn at fremja
sik Plácitus, miklu.
Ógn stóð angrs af hegni;
ulfgœðendr þá flœðu;
þegn hlaut goðs fyr gagni —
gr háðisk vel — ráða.

{{Hranna hyr}brjótr} fór at móti miklu liði hermanna; Plácitus vas samr at fremja sik íkn. Ógn stóð af {hegni angrs}; {ulfgœðendr} flœðu þá; {þegn goðs} hlaut ráða fyr gagni; gr háðisk vel.

{The destroyer {of the fire of the waves}} [(lit. ‘fire-destroyer of the waves’) GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] went to meet a great host of warriors; Plácitus was disposed to distinguish himself in battle. Menace issued from {the suppressor of sin} [HOLY MAN]; {the wolf-feeders} [WARRIORS] fled then; {God’s retainer} [HOLY MAN] was able to gain the victory; the battle was fought well.

Mss: 673b(4v-5r)

Readings: [1] hranna: ‘h[...]ɴa’ 673b, ‘hraɴa’ 673bÞH    [2] hyrbrjótr liði: ‘hyr[...]iþe’ 673b, ‘hyr[...]e’ 673bÞH, ‘hyr(briotr) liþe’(?) 673bFJ    [3] í: ok 673b;    kn: ‘so[...]’ 673b;    fremja: ‘f[...]emia’ 673b, ‘[...]mia’ 673bÞH, ‘fremia’ 673bFJ    [4] Plácitus: ‘placit’ abbreviation not visible 673b, ‘placitus’ 673bÞH, 673bFJ;    miklu: ‘m[...]’ 673b, ‘mikli’ or ‘mikla’ 673bSE, ‘[...]’ 673bÞH, ‘miklō’ 673bFJ    [7] gagni: ‘g[...]gne’ 673b, ‘gegne’ 673bÞH, 673bFJ    [8] gr: ‘gavtr’ 673b;    ráða: ‘[...]aþa’ 673b, ‘raþa’ 673bÞH

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 47: AI, 616, BI, 619, Skald I, 301, NN §§1255, 2493A, 2555; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 30, 59, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 241, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 159-60, Louis-Jensen 1998, 116.

Notes: [1-3] hranna hyrbrjótr fór at móti miklu liði hermanna ‘the destroyer of the fire of the waves [GOLD > GENEROUS MAN] went to meet a great host of warriors’: Finnur Jónsson (1887) claimed to read ‘hyrbriotr liþe’ but emended to -brióts, while reading Herr manna for the opening ‘Her maɴa’, making: Herr manna fór at móti miklu liði hranna hyrbrjóts ‘An army of men came towards the [man’s] great army’. Jón Helgason questioned the validity of normalising to herr as well as Finnur’s reading of the final <r> in the very unclear ‘hyrbriotr’. Jón’s interpretation is reproduced here. — [3] í ‘in’: Emendation proposed by Louis-Jensen 1998. Finnur retained the ms. ok, but sókn needs a prep. Kock (NN §§1255, 2493A) suggested at. — [5-8]: The wording of this helmingr is much closer to the C text of the prose saga than to the Lat. and A texts (Louis-Jensen 1998, cxxv).

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