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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pl 51VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 51’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 213-14.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa

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Ok inn í sal sinnar
siðfróðastir móður
— brœðr hlutu œzta blíðu
brynþings viðir gingu;
en ítrfoldar elda
Endils sonu kenndit
hirðigôtt, þótt hitti
h…ðir móður,

Ok {viðir {brynþings}}, siðfróðastir, gingu inn í sal móður sinnar; brœðr hlutu œzta blíðu; en {hirðigôtt {elda {ítrfoldar Endils}}} kenndit sonu, þótt h…ðir hitti móður,
‘And the trees of the mailcoat-assembly [BATTLE > WARRIORS], very well instructed in religion, went into their mother’s hall; the brothers received the best hospitality; but the nursing-tree of the fires of the glorious ground of Endill <sea-king> [SEA > GOLD > WOMAN] did not recognise her sons, although … met their mother,

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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.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 51: AI, 617, BI, 620, Skald I, 301, NN §2556; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 31-2, 61, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 242, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 161-2, Louis-Jensen 1998, 118.


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