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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Sólarljóð (Sól) - 83

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, 349

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75 — Anon Sól 75VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 75’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 349.

Inn mátki faðir,
inn mæzti sonr,
heilagr andi himins!
Þik bið ek skilja,
sem skapat hefr,
oss alla eymðum frá.

 

Mighty Father, most glorious Son, Holy Spirit of heaven! I ask you who have created [us] to release us all from miseries.

notes: There are a number of metrical and alliterative irregularities affecting this st., as it is presented in 166bˣ and other early modern mss. Probably as a result of scribal awareness of these irregularities, several later mss present texts that correct them, and these readings have been adopted here, in ll. 2, 4 and 6. — [2]: 166bˣ’s ‘mestr sonr’ is unmetrical; adopting the weak form of the adj., preceded by the def. art. inn, restores metrical regularity to the l.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð 75 (AI, 639; BI, 647); Skald I, 315; Bugge 1867, 368-9, Falk 1914, 5, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 22, Fidjestøl 1979, 70, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 99, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 81, 145.

sources

AM 166 b 8°x (166bx) 48r, 24 - 48r, 25  image  
Holm papp 15 8°x (papp15x) 7r - 7v  
AM 738 4°x (738x) 83r, 35 - 83r, 38  image  image  image  
AM 167 b 6 8°x (167b 6x) 4r, 10 - 4r, 13  image  
Lbs 214 4°x (214x) 152r - 152r  image  
Lbs 1441 4°x (1441x) 587 - 587  
BLAdd 10575 IIx (10575x) 10v - 10v  transcr.  
Lbs 2797 4°x (2797x) 237 - 237  
NKS 1109 folx (1109x) 499 - 499 (Sól)  image  
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