Heiti for women — Þul WomenIIIAnonymous Þulur
Elena Gurevich 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Heiti for women’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 991. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=2986> (accessed 6 August 2021)
Braut es svarri ok sæta;
sveimar rýgr ok feima;
brúðrs í fǫr með fljóði;
fatk drós ok man kjósa.
Þekkik sprund ok sprakka;
sparik við hæl at mæla;
firrumk snót ok svarra;
svífr mér langt frá vífi.
‘The haughty woman and the grass-widow are away; the mighty woman and the lass are wandering about; the bride has gone travelling with the matron; I did choose the girl and the maid. I catch sight of the dame and lively one; I refrain from talking with the widow; I am shunning snót and the haughty woman; I am drifting far away from the wife. ’
Blíð es mær við móður;
mála drekkr á ekkju;
kvíðir kerling eiðu;
kveðr dóttir vel beðju.
Opt finnr ambátt hǫptu;
æ ’r frilla grǫm sværu;
kiljar kván ok elja;
kann nipt við snør skipta.
‘The maiden is friendly towards her mother; a confidante drinks to a widow; an old woman worries about her mother; the daughter welcomes her bedfellow. The handmaid often visits the bondwoman; a mistress is forever angry with the mother-in-law; the wife and the concubine quarrel; the sister can deal with the daughter-in-law. ’
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