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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 3. Stanzas from Snorra Edda (SnE) - 18

not in Skj

2.1: Stanzas from Snorra Edda — Anon (SnE)III

Kari Ellen Gade, Margaret Clunies Ross and Matthew Townend 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Stanzas from Snorra Edda’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 512. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=3196> (accessed 5 August 2021)

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SkP info: III, 530

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18 — Anon (SnE) 18III

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Snorra Edda 18’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 530.

Stendr, þats stórum grandar,
sterkviðri mér Herkju
í hneggverǫld; hyggju
hefk stríð borit víða.
Þar kømr enn, ef unna
ítr vildi Bil skaldi,
at blíðr of grœr Gríðar
glaumvindr í sal þindar.

{Sterkviðri Herkju}, þats grandar stórum, stendr í {hneggverǫld} mér; hefk borit stríð hyggju víða. Þar kømr enn, ef ítr Bil vildi unna skaldi, at {blíðr glaumvindr Gríðar} of grœr í {sal þindar}.

{A strong storm of Herkja <troll-woman>} [THOUGHT], which hurts greatly, resides in {my heart-world} [BREAST]; I have carried my grief of mind far and wide. Yet it will happen, if the precious Bil <goddess> would love the skald, that {a sweet pleasure-wind of Gríðr <giantess>} [THOUGHT] will grow in {my hall of the diaphragm} [BREAST].

texts: SnEU 4, SnE 700

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: C. Vers om ubestemmelige personer og begivenheder 36 (AI, 601; BI, 601); Skald I, 293, NN §§1209, 1910, 2127, 2991B; SnE 1848-87, II, 363, III, 164-5.

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DG 11 (U) 44r, 24 - 44r, 26 (SnE)  image  
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