Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Plácitusdrápa (Pl) - 59

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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, 220

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59 — Anon Pl 59VII

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Cite as: Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 59’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 220.

Inn bað með sér svinnan
snarfengr í hof þengill
— ítr hnekkir stóð úti
angrsPlácitum ganga.
‘Blót’, kvað gramr inn grimmi,
gagni í sókn ok fagna
kvôn hittir þú

Snarfengr þengill bað svinnan Plácitum ganga með sér inn í hof; {ítr hnekkir angrs} stóð úti. ‘Blót’, kvað inn grimmi gramr, ‘ok fagna gagni í sókn; þú hittir kvôn

The vigorous prince told the wise Plácitus to go with him into the temple; {the glorious subduer of sin} [HOLY MAN] stood outside. ‘Sacrifice’, said the fierce king, ‘and rejoice for your victory in battle; you found your wife ...’

Mss: 673b(5v)

Readings: [1] svinnan: svinnat 673b    [2] snarfengr í hof: ‘snar[...]of’ 673b, snarfengr í hof(?) 673bSE    [4] angrs Plácitum: ‘[...]itum’ 673b, ‘[...] placitum’ 673bFJ    [5, 6] inn grimmi gagni í sókn: ‘[...]isocn’ 673b, 673bFJ, ‘[...]socn’ 673bÞH, ‘[...]son’ 673bHE

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 59: AI, 618, BI, 622, Skald I, 302; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 34, 65, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 244, Louis-Jensen 1998, 123.

Notes: [5-6] inn grimmi ... gagni ‘the fierce ... for your victory’: Emendation proposed by Finnur Jónsson 1887.

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