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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Plácitusdrápa (Pl) - 59

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

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Plácitusdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 179-220. <> (accessed 20 January 2022)

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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, 213-14

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51 — Anon Pl 51VII

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Cite as: Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 51’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 213-14.

Ok inn í sal sinnar
siðfróðastir móður
— brœðr hlutu œzta blíðu
brynþings viðir gingu;
en ítrfoldar elda
Endils sonu kenndit
hirðigôtt, þótt hitti
h…ðir móður,

Ok {viðir {brynþings}}, siðfróðastir, gingu inn í sal móður sinnar; brœðr hlutu œzta blíðu; en {hirðigôtt {elda {ítrfoldar Endils}}} kenndit sonu, þótt h…ðir hitti móður,

And {the trees {of the mailcoat-assembly}} [BATTLE > WARRIORS], very well instructed in religion, went into their mother’s hall; the brothers received the best hospitality; but {the nursing-tree {of the fires {of the glorious ground of Endill <sea-king>}}} [SEA > GOLD > WOMAN] did not recognise her sons, although … met their mother,

Mss: 673b(5r)

Readings: [3, 4] œzta blíðu brynþings: ‘øtsta [...] þ[...]gs’ 673b, ‘østrar iþ(io) en(gg)is [...]egs’ 673bÞH, ‘øtstan [...]gs’ 673bFJ    [5, 6] elda Endils sonu: ‘e(l)[...] s[...]o’(?) 673b, ‘elld[...]o’ 673bÞH, ‘elld[...]livo’ 673bHE    [7, 8] hitti h…ðir: ‘hit[...]þer’ 673b, ‘hitte h[...]þer’ 673bÞH, ‘hitte [...]þer’ 673bFJ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 51: AI, 617, BI, 620, Skald I, 301, NN §2556; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 31-2, 61, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 242, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 161-2, Louis-Jensen 1998, 118.

Notes: [3-4] blíðu brynþings: Emendation proposed in Skj B. — [6] Endils sonu: Emendation proposed by Finnur Jónsson 1887. — [8] h…ðir: The ‘h’ is predicted by the alliteration. Jón Helgason (1932-3) suggested several possibilities for filling this l., including hǫlðar fróðir ‘the wise men’ and harða fróðir ‘the very wise ones’ but recommended hljóðlundaðir ‘the quiet-minded ones’; Kock (NN §2556) suggested hróðrglýjaðir ‘the fame-glad ones’.

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