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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Pl 59VII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 59’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 220.

Anonymous PoemsPlácitusdrápa

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Inn bað með sér svinnan
snarfengr í hof þengill
— ítr hnekkir stóð úti
angrsPlácitum ganga.
‘Blót’, kvað gramr inn grimmi,
gagni í sókn ok fagna
kvôn hittir þú

Snarfengr þengill bað svinnan Plácitum ganga með sér inn í hof; {ítr hnekkir angrs} stóð úti. ‘Blót’, kvað inn grimmi gramr, ‘ok fagna gagni í sókn; þú hittir kvôn
‘The vigorous prince told the wise Plácitus to go with him into the temple; the glorious subduer of sin [HOLY MAN] stood outside. ‘Sacrifice’, said the fierce king, ‘and rejoice for your victory in battle; you found your wife ...’

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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 59: AI, 618, BI, 622, Skald I, 302; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 34, 65, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 244, Louis-Jensen 1998, 123.


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