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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Stríðk 1III

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Stríðkeravísur 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 628.

Anonymous PoemsStríðkeravísur1

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Þess sitk, þægra hnossa
Þrúðr, ávalt, en prúða,
hverjum leik á hráka
hnugginn Gleipnis tuggu,
at urðhœings jarðar
ýtendr fyr mér nýtir
greipar svells ens gjalla
Gefn stríðkera nefni.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], A. 3. Stríðkeravísur: AI, 590, BI, 591, Skald I, 288, NN §§2196B anm., 2495C, 3246; SnE 1848-87, II, 630, III, 194-5, LaufE 1979, 38, 375.


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