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Anon Brúðv 8VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 534-5.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
789

text and translation

Hlakkar gjörðiz hugþekkr
herðir (sem gietið verðr)
snotr fyrir sinn hátt
(síðar í bragsmíð),
því að dýrum dólg-Freyr
dáðum prýddi sitt ráð,
en lasta, vel víst,
vansa firðiz líf hans.

{Snotr herðir hlakkar} gjörðiz hugþekkr fyrir sinn hátt, sem verðr gietið síðar í bragsmíð, því að {dólg-Freyr} prýddi víst vel ráð sitt dýrum dáðum, en líf hans firðiz vansa lasta.
 
‘The wise promoter of battle [WARRIOR] became endeared for his conduct, as will be mentioned later in the poem, because the battle-Freyr <god> [WARRIOR] certainly adorned well his way of life with noble deeds, and his life was kept from the disgrace of vices.

notes and context

[7-8]: It is possible to read ll. 7-8 as a separate couplet: en víst firðiz líf hans vel vansa lasta ‘but for certain, his life was kept well from the disgrace of vices’.

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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

ÍM II, 131.

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