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Anon Gyð 7VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Gyðingsvísur 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 523-4.

Anonymous PoemsGyðingsvísur
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Vellauðgan fór vallar
viggbeitir þá Meita
einráð var það eyðis
armlinns — gyðing finna.
Beiddi blára odda......
brak-Njörðr …
hodda láns af hánum
hugprúðr og fiesnúðar.

{{{Meita vallar} vigg}beitir} fór þá finna vellauðgan gyðing; það var einráð {eyðis {armlinns}}. {Hugprúðr {blára odda brak}-Njörðr} beiddi láns hodda og fiesnúðar af hánum.
 
‘The steerer of the horse of Meiti’s <sea-king> plain [(lit. ‘horse-steerer of Meiti’s plain’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER] then went to find a Jew rich in gold; that was the resolution of the destroyer of the arm-serpent [RING > GENEROUS MAN]. The noble Njǫrðr <god> of the crash of dark spear-points [(lit. ‘crash-Njǫrðr of dark spear-points’) BATTLE > WARRIOR] asked for a loan of gold and for the favour of money from him.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 13]. Af et digt om en rig mand, der gav alt sit bort 7: AII, 540, BII, 599, Skald II, 332, NN §§2981, 2982, 3393; Rydberg 1907, 42-3, 59, Attwood 1996a, 347.

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