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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pl 52VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 52’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 214.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa

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unz tírrœkir tœki
tveir brœðr of þat rœða
orð, hvat œski-Nirðir
… framast mynði.
Þollr gat … inn ellri
… fyr bróður
lýst ok langa freistni
… hlífar,

unz tveir tírrœkir brœðr tœki rœða orð of þat, hvat {œski-Nirðir …} mynði framast; {inn ellri þollr {… hlífar}} gat lýst … ok langa freistni … fyr bróður,
‘until the two renown-cultivating brothers began to speak of that which the wishing-Nirðir <gods> … [MEN] first remembered; the older tree … of the shield [BATTLE > WARRIOR] was able to describe … and long ordeal … to his brother,

notes and context



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 52: AI, 617, BI, 620, Skald I, 301; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 32, 61, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 242, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 162-3, Louis-Jensen 1998, 119.


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