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Anon Brúðv 17VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 540-1.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
161718

Renna ‘to dissolve’

2. renna (verb): run (strong)

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tekr ‘begins’

2. taka (verb): take

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rauð ‘of the red’

rauðr (adj.; °compar. -ari): red < rauðblik (noun n.)

kennings

hlynr rauðbliks hranna,
‘maple of the red gleam of the waves, ’
   = MAN

the red gleam of the waves, → GOLD
maple of the GOLD → MAN
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rauð ‘of the red’

rauðr (adj.; °compar. -ari): red < rauðblik (noun n.)

kennings

hlynr rauðbliks hranna,
‘maple of the red gleam of the waves, ’
   = MAN

the red gleam of the waves, → GOLD
maple of the GOLD → MAN
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bliks ‘gleam’

blik (noun n.): gleam < rauðblik (noun n.)

kennings

hlynr rauðbliks hranna,
‘maple of the red gleam of the waves, ’
   = MAN

the red gleam of the waves, → GOLD
maple of the GOLD → MAN
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bliks ‘gleam’

blik (noun n.): gleam < rauðblik (noun n.)

kennings

hlynr rauðbliks hranna,
‘maple of the red gleam of the waves, ’
   = MAN

the red gleam of the waves, → GOLD
maple of the GOLD → MAN
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hví ‘what’

hví (adv.): why

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sætir ‘is the reason’

2. sæta (verb): mean, signify

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hlynr ‘maple’

hlynr (noun m.; °-s): maple

kennings

hlynr rauðbliks hranna,
‘maple of the red gleam of the waves, ’
   = MAN

the red gleam of the waves, → GOLD
maple of the GOLD → MAN
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hranna ‘of the waves’

hrǫnn (noun f.; °; dat. -um): wave

kennings

hlynr rauðbliks hranna,
‘maple of the red gleam of the waves, ’
   = MAN

the red gleam of the waves, → GOLD
maple of the GOLD → MAN
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hranna ‘of the waves’

hrǫnn (noun f.; °; dat. -um): wave

kennings

hlynr rauðbliks hranna,
‘maple of the red gleam of the waves, ’
   = MAN

the red gleam of the waves, → GOLD
maple of the GOLD → MAN
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Hefjaz ‘to begin’

hefja (verb): lift, start

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ástum ‘love’

ást (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): love

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[7] ástum leiðir ‘[you] love’: Here construed as 2nd pers. sg. pres. indic., but leiðir could also be 3rd pers. sg. ‘he, wealth-skilful, loves’. Line 8 suggests the direct address is the more likely.

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leiðir ‘’

leið (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir/-ar): path, way

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[7] ástum leiðir ‘[you] love’: Here construed as 2nd pers. sg. pres. indic., but leiðir could also be 3rd pers. sg. ‘he, wealth-skilful, loves’. Line 8 suggests the direct address is the more likely.

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auð ‘wealth’

1. auðr (noun m.; °-s/-ar, dat. -i/-): wealth < (unknown) (unclassified)1. auðr (noun m.; °-s/-ar, dat. -i/-): wealth < auðlystr (adj.)

[7] auðlistr: auðlystr 2166ˣ

notes

[7] auðlistr ‘wealth-skilful’: Jón Sigurðsson suggested the reading auðlystr ‘wealth-desiring’ in the margin of 399a-bˣ. The scribe of 2166ˣ later adopted that reading in his main text, but gives the original reading in the margin. Jón’s suggestion offers an interesting interpretation. The term auðlystr ‘desiring wealth’ implies greed or avarice, one of the seven deadly sins. Mary could be accusing the young man of forsaking her for worldly goods, because the young woman he got engaged to was quite wealthy according to st. 10.

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listr ‘skilful one’

(unknown) < (unknown) (unclassified)

[7] auðlistr: auðlystr 2166ˣ

notes

[7] auðlistr ‘wealth-skilful’: Jón Sigurðsson suggested the reading auðlystr ‘wealth-desiring’ in the margin of 399a-bˣ. The scribe of 2166ˣ later adopted that reading in his main text, but gives the original reading in the margin. Jón’s suggestion offers an interesting interpretation. The term auðlystr ‘desiring wealth’ implies greed or avarice, one of the seven deadly sins. Mary could be accusing the young man of forsaking her for worldly goods, because the young woman he got engaged to was quite wealthy according to st. 10.

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saðr ‘convicted’

2. sannr (adj.; °-an; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): true

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[8] saðr (adj.) ‘convicted, guilty’: Older form of the adj. sannr. Vera sannr at e-u is ‘to be guilty of something’.

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There are several rhymes in this st. that may point to a C13th date for Brúðv: blik : mig (l. 2), sæt- : það (l. 3), aðr- : saðr (l. 8). See Introduction.

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