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Anon Pl 15VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 191.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
141516

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Réð ór Rúmsborg víðri
rausnar valdr at halda,
hǫppum reifðr þás hafði
hringþollr skaða fingit.
Fóru *braut með beiti
byrstóðs synir fróðum
tilstýranda tírar
tveir ok móðir þeira.

{Valdr rausnar} réð at halda ór víðri Rúmsborg, þás {hringþollr hǫppum reifðr} hafði fingit skaða. Tveir synir {tilstýranda tírar} ok móðir þeira fóru *braut með {fróðum beiti {byrstóðs}}.
 
‘The possessor of splendour [NOBLEMAN] left the great city of Rome, when the ring-fir, blessed with victories [MAN], had received injury. The two sons of the pursuer of renown [NOBLEMAN] and their mother went abroad with the wise steerer of the wind-horse [SHIP > SEAFARER].

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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.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 15: AI, 610, BI, 610, Skald I, 297, NN §2133; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 17, 45-5, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 233, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 154, Louis-Jensen 1998, 100.

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