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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, 300

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7 — Anon Sól 7VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 300.

Helgir englar        kómu ór himnum ofan
        ok tóku sál hans til sín;
í hreinu lífi
        hon skal lifa
        æ með almátkum guði.

Helgir englar kómu ofan ór himnum ok tóku sál hans til sín; hon skal lifa í hreinu lífi æ með almátkum guði.

Holy angels came down from the heavens above, and gathered his soul to themselves; it will live in a pure existence forever with almighty God.

Mss: 166bˣ(45v), papp15ˣ(1v), 738ˣ(80r), 167b 6ˣ(1v), 214ˣ(149r), 1441ˣ(581), 10575ˣ(2r), 2797ˣ(231)

Readings: [2] kómu: ‘kuami’ 10575ˣ;    ór: af 214ˣ, 1441ˣ;    himnum: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 1441ˣ, 2797ˣ, himni 166bˣ, 214ˣ, 10575ˣ    [4] í: om. 1441ˣ;    hreinu ‑lífi: hreinlífi papp15ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ    [5, 6] hon skal lifa æ: hon skal æ lifa all

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 7: AI, 629, BI, 636, Skald I, 309; Bugge 1867, 358, Falk 1914, 1, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 7, Fidjestøl 1979, 60, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 45-6, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 13, 93.

Notes: [2] ór himnum ‘from the heavens’: Occurs as sg. himni in 166bˣ, but the pl. is in papp15ˣ, 738ˣ and 42 other mss. — [5-6] hon skal lifa æ með almátkum guði ‘it [lit. she, viz. the soul] will live ... forever with almighty God’: In keeping with earlier eds (Skj B; Skald; Bugge) æ ‘forever’ (l. 5) has been moved to l. 6 to provide the necessary alliteration.

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