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Note to Anon Líkn 33VII

[3] á vit strandar fóstrlands ‘toward the shore of our native land’: Cf. Pl 55/2. This is the only skaldic occurrence of fóstrland ‘foster-land, native land’ as heavenly homeland; cf. ad caelestem patriam ‘to the heavenly fatherland’ (AH 54, 194). Á vit, with gen., lit. ‘on a visit with’.


  1. Bibliography
  2. AH = Dreves, G. M., C. Blume and H. M. Bannister, eds. 1886-1922. Analecta hymnica medii aeui. 55 vols. Leipzig: Reisland. Rpt. 1961. New York: Johnson.
  3. Internal references
  4. Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 55’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 216-17.


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