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Anon Pl 35VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 35’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 203.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
343536

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Brœðr riðu Byrfils skíða
beitis tveir at leita
ár, þeirs ítrum vôru
endr Plácito á hendi.
Fundu Gylfa grundar
glaðríðanda umb síðir;
unnar fúrs né ærir
afrendan bǫr kenndu.

Tveir brœðr, þeirs vôru endr á hendi ítrum Plácito, riðu ár at leita {beitis {skíða Byrfils}}. Fundu umb síðir {{{grundar Gylfa} glað}ríðanda}; ærir né kenndu {afrendan bǫr {fúrs unnar}}.
 
‘Two brothers, who were formerly in the service of the glorious Plácitus, rode out early to look for the steerer of the skis of Byrfill <sea-king> [SHIPS > SEAFARER]. At length they found the rider of the horse of the ground of Gylfi <sea-king> [(lit. ‘the horse-rider of the ground of Gylfi’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER]; the messengers did not recognise the powerful tree of the fire of the wave [GOLD > MAN].

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 35: AI, 614, BI, 615-16, Skald I, 299, NN §1252; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 25, 53, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 238, Louis-Jensen 1998, 110.

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