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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.

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

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

Mss: 166bˣ(48r), papp15ˣ(7r-v), 738ˣ(83r), 167b 6ˣ(4r), 214ˣ(152r), 1441ˣ(587), 10575ˣ(10v), 2797ˣ(237)

Readings: [2] inn: om. all;    mæzti: so 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ, mestr 166bˣ, papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ    [3] heilagr: H. 166bˣ    [4] bið: biðr papp15ˣ, 2797ˣ;    ek: om. papp15ˣ;    skilja: so 214ˣ, 2797ˣ, leysa all others    [5] sem: er 214ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ;    skapat: skapat corrected from ‘spapad’ 214ˣ    [6] eymðum: so 214ˣ, 2797ˣ, synðum all others

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.

Notes: [All]: 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. — [6] eymðum ‘miseries, wretchedness’: 43 mss read synðum ‘sins’, but a substantial minority (21) read eymðum, which is the lectio difficilior and improves the alliteration, as this cannot rest on oss alla; the reading is accepted by Skj B, Skald, Björn M. Ólsen, Falk and Fidjestøl and adopted here.

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