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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. Málsháttakvæði (Mhkv) - 30

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5: Málsháttakvæði (‘Proverb poem’) — Anon MhkvIII

Roberta Frank 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Málsháttakvæði’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1213.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði, Et orknøsk(?) digt, omkr. 1200. (AII, 130-6, BII, 138-45)

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume III, p. 1224. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

10 — Anon Mhkv 10III

Cite as: Roberta Frank (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði 10’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1224.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Sitt mein þykkir sárast hveim,
sáttargǫrð er ætluð tveim,
oddamaðr fæsk opt enn þriði,
jafntrúr skal sá hvárra liði;
engi of dœmir sjálfan sik
(slíkt ætlak nú henda mik),
ýta lið þótt alt fari byrst,
engi læzk því valda fyrst.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 10 (AII, 132; BII, 140); Skald II, 75; Möbius 1874, 6, Wisén 1886-9, I, 74.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 54v, 25 - 54v, 26 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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