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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. 2. Gátur (Gát) - 4

2.4: Gátur (‘Riddles’) — Anon GátIII

Hannah Burrows 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Gátur’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 631.

stanzas:  1   2   3 

for reference only:  4x 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. [b]. Andre gåder (AII, 228-9, BII, 247)

SkP info: III, 635

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3 — Anon Gát 3III

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Cite as: Hannah Burrows (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Gátur 3’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 635.

Þá sá ek fljúga         þriðja sinni:
silki saumat         ok sænska menn,
Gunnlaugs bana         ok goða brenni,
kú kollótta         ok kvíslatré,
gnúp gildligan;         gettu, hvat þeir heita!

Þá sá ek fljúga þriðja sinni: saumat silki ok sænska menn, bana Gunnlaugs ok brenni goða, kollótta kú ok kvíslatré, gildligan gnúp; gettu, hvat þeir heita!

Then I saw fly a third time: sewn silk and Swedish men, Gunnlaugr’s slayer and burner of gods, cow without horns and a forked tree, a massive peak; guess what they are called!

texts: LaufE 203 (406-7)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 5. [b]. Andre gåder 3 (AII, 228-9; BII, 248); Skald II, 129; SnE 1848, 239, LaufE 1979, 406-7.

sources

AM 625 4° (625) 77r, 22 - 77r, 25 (Enc)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 743 4°x (743x) 103r, 29 - 103r, 4 (LaufE)  transcr.  image  image  
AM 167 b 3 8°x (167b 3x) 14r, 14 - 14r, 17  transcr.  image  
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