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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pl 56VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 56’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 217-18.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa

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Kenndusk hjú, þás handa-
h… - þǫp…-
atburð - elda - Nirði-
ormvangs, - hvé - kom - þangat.-
Beiði-Þrór við báða
buri kannaðisk sanna,
armlinns, œsku sinnar
…ld… þ…ðu.

Hjú kenndusk, þás {h… þǫp… {ormvangs}} … {Nirði {elda handa}} atburð, hvé kom þangat. {Beiði-Þrór {armlinns}} kannaðisk við báða buri sanna … œsku sinnar.
‘The husband and wife recognised each other when the … of the serpent-ground [GOLD > WOMAN] [told] the Njǫrðr <god> of the fires of arms [ARM-RINGS > MAN] the events, how she had got there. The demanding-Þrór <= Óðinn> of the arm-snake [ARM-RING > MAN] acknowledged both as his true sons … of their youth.

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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 56: AI, 617, BI, 621, Skald I, 302, NN §§3135, 3136, 3396X; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 33-4, 63, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 243, Jón Helgason 1932-3, 164-6, Louis-Jensen 1998, 121-2.


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