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Anon (FoGT) 33III

Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise 33’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 610.

Anonymous LausavísurStanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable.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

Víngarðr hafði ǫl-Gefn orðit,
unda vargs, sús nú eru margar,
neytir skili þann krók, með kæti,
kvensku hept ok látit eptir;
fyrðum dugir, at ósiðr orða
(oss vægðu guð jafnan) lægðisk,
vára þó hann í vatni skíru
verka sekt ok píslar-merki.


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 [XIII], [C]. D. Religiøse og moraliserende vers af den 4. grammatiske afhandling 9: AII, 164-5, BII, 181-2, Skald II, 95, NN §§2342, 2586, 3163; SnE 1848-87, II, 232-3, III, 161, FoGT 1884, 142, 284-5, FoGT 2004, 50, 75, 143-5, FoGT 2014, 34-7, 123-4.


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