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VII. Sólarljóð (Sól) - 83

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Sólarljóð (‘Song of the Sun’) — Anon SólVII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Sólarljóð’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 287-357.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð, digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 628-40, BI, 635-48)

SkP info: VII, 324

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41 — Anon Sól 41VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 41’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 324.

Sól ek sá;        svá þótti mér,
        sem ek sæja á göfgan guð;
henni ek laut
        hinzta sinni
        aldaheimi í.

Ek sá sól; svá þótti mér, sem ek sæja á göfgan guð; ek laut henni hinzta sinni í aldaheimi.

I saw the sun; it seemed to me as if I were looking at worshipful God; I bowed to it for the last time in the world of men.

Mss: 166bˣ(47r), papp15ˣ(4v), 738ˣ(81v), 214ˣ(150v), 1441ˣ(584), 10575ˣ(6r-v), 2797ˣ(234)

Readings: [3] á: om. 214ˣ, 2797ˣ    [4] henni ek: ek henni 214ˣ    [5] hinzta: inzta all

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 41: AI, 634, BI, 662, Skald I, 312, Bugge 1867, 363, Falk 1914, 19, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 14, Fidjestøl 1979, 65, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 72, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 47, 119.

Notes: [5] hinzta ‘the last’: Skj B, Skald, Bugge, Falk and Björn M. Ólsen restore the <h> to mss’ inzta to provide alliteration (Fidjestøl has (h)inzta), though the reading is found in no ms.

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