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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Brúðv 15VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 539-40.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur

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‘Branda, ertu brigðlyndr
beðjar, og lausgeðr,
snyrtir’, kvað snót björt,
‘seiða, em eg þier reið!
Hristir, viltu lag* laust
láta, því em ókát,
mána, við mig, túns
Meita, og hryggleit.

‘{Snyrtir {branda {beðjar seiða}}}, ertu brigðlyndr og lausgeðr!’ kvað björt snót, ‘eg em þier reið! {Hristir {mána {túns Meita}}}, viltu láta laust lag* við mig, því em ókát og hryggleit.
‘‘Polisher of the fires of the bed of coal-fish [SEA > GOLD > MAN], you are fickle-minded and slack-willed!’ said the splendid woman, ‘I am angry with you! Shaker of the moon of the meadow of Meiti <sea-king> [SEA > GOLD > GENEROUS MAN], you want to forsake my company, therefore I am unhappy and sad-looking.

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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, 132.


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