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Anon Pl 53VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 53’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 215.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
525354

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frá þvís friðgin, nýja,
fjǫgur endr, síz trú kenndu,
ráð ór Rúmsborg víðri
… mœðila flœðu.
Ok bjartglóða beiðir
bragðvíss gripinn sagðisk
frár af frœknu dýri
flóðs, en vargr tók bróður.

frá þvís fjǫgur friðgin endr mœðila flœðu … ráð ór víðri Rúmsborg, síz kenndu nýja trú. Ok {bragðvíss frár beiðir {bjartglóða flóðs}} sagðisk gripinn af frœknu dýri, en vargr tók bróður.
 
‘about how the four, parents [and children], once fled with difficulty from their … circumstances from the great city of Rome, after they embraced the new faith. And the plucky, agile demander of the bright embers of the flood [GOLD > MAN] described himself being taken by a fierce beast, and [how] a wolf took his brother.

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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 53: AI, 617, BI, 620, Skald I, 301-2; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 32, 62, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 243, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 164, Louis-Jensen 1998, 119-20.

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