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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Brúðv 11VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 537.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur

text and translation

Rekka bjóz fúss flokkr
fara, sá er boðið var,
til brullaups brynsvells
beiðis og kom á leið.
Enn kunni hann saung sinn,
(seima) á degi þeim
tíða var ei greitt gáð
(gætir hafði dvalið mætr).

Fúss flokkr rekka, sá er var boðið, bjóz fara til brullaups {beiðis {brynsvells}} og kom á leið. Hann kunni enn saung sinn á þeim degi; {mætr gætir seima} hafði dvalið; tíða var ei greitt gáð.
‘The eager party of men who were invited prepared to go to the wedding feast of the demander of the mail-coat ice [SWORD > WARRIOR] and set off on their way. He still performed his chanting on that day; the excellent guardian of gold [MAN] had tarried; his devotions were [lit. was] not readily heeded.

notes and context

Thanks are due to Ólafur Halldórsson for helping making sense of this st.



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.

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ÍM II, 131.


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