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Anon Pl 55VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 55’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 216-17.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa
545556

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Ok fjǫlkostig fýstisk
fóstrlanda til stranda
hauka klifs, þás hafði,
hyrgrund, sonu fundna.
Fljótt bað fylgju veita
fenglóðar sér tróða
liðs hǫfðingja leyfðan
Langbarða til jarðar.

Ok {fjǫlkostig {{klifs hauka} hyr}grund} fýstisk til stranda fóstrlanda, þás hafði fundna sonu. {Tróða {fenglóðar}} bað fljótt leyfðan hǫfðingja liðs veita sér fylgju til {jarðar Langbarða}.
 
‘And the many-virtued ground of the fire of the cliff of the hawks [(lit. ‘fire-ground of the hawks’ cliff’) ARM > GOLD > WOMAN] longed for the shores of her homeland after she had found her sons. The stick of the fen-fire [GOLD > WOMAN] quickly asked the esteemed commander of the army to give her escort to the land of the Langobards [= Italy].

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 55: AI, 617, BI, 621, Skald I, 302; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 33, 63, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 243, Louis-Jensen 1998, 121.

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