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Anon Pl 45VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 45’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 209.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
444546

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Þá réð brims á brœðrum
blakkrennandi kenna,
skíðs at skreytendr réðu
skokks stórmennis þokka.
Þings lét þessa drengi
þráhvetjandi setja
sóknar fráns í sína
sveit, þás œzt vas teiti.

{{Brims blakk}rennandi} réð þá kenna á brœðrum at {skreytendr {skíðs skokks}} réðu þokka stórmennis. {Þráhvetjandi {þings {fráns sóknar}}} lét setja þessa drengi í sína sveit, þás vas œzt teiti.
 
‘The driver of the horse of the surf [(lit. ‘horse-driver of the surf’) SHIP > SEAFARER] then recognised in the brothers that the adorners of the ski of the deck-plank [SHIP > SEAFARERS] had the disposition of great men. The eager inciter of the assembly of the serpent of attack [SWORD > BATTLE > WARRIOR] had these men placed in his own company, which was foremost in high spirits.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 45: AI, 615-16, BI, 618, Skald I, 301, NN §§1255, 2493A, 2555; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 29, 58, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 241, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 158-9, Louis-Jensen 1998, 115.

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