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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Brúðv 17VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 540-1.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur

text and translation

‘Renna tekr rækt þín,
rauðbliks, við mig,
(hví sætir) hlynr (það)
hranna, en eg þier ann.
Hefjaz liet eg þín þrif;
þú hafnar mier nú;
ástum leiðir auðlistr
aðra; ertu að því saðr.

‘Rækt þín við mig tekr renna, {hlynr {rauðbliks hranna}}, en eg ann þier; hví sætir það? Eg liet þín þrif hefjaz; þú hafnar mier nú; auðlistr, leiðir aðra ástum; ertu að því saðr.
‘‘Your affection for me begins to dissolve, maple of the red gleam of the waves [GOLD > MAN], but I love you; what is the reason for that? I caused your prosperity to begin; you reject me now; you, wealth-skilful one, love another; you are convicted of that.

notes and context

There are several rhymes in this st. that may point to a C13th date for Brúðv: blik : mig (l. 2), sæt- : það (l. 3), aðr- : saðr (l. 8). See Introduction.



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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