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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, 356

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81 — Anon Sól 81VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 81’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 356.

Kvæði þetta,        er þér kent hefi,
        skaltu fyr kvikum kveða,
Sólarljóð,
        er sýnaz munu
        minst at mörgu login.

Þetta kvæði, er hefi kent þér, skaltu kveða fyr kvikum, Sólarljóð, er munu sýnaz at mörgu minst login.

This poem which I have taught you, you must recite before living people, ‘Sólarljóð’ which will appear in many ways to be least untruthful [lit. lying].

Mss: 166bˣ(48v), papp15ˣ(7v-8r), 738ˣ(83v), 167b 6ˣ(4v), 214ˣ(152v), 1441ˣ(587), 10575ˣ(11v), 2797ˣ(238)

Readings: [2] er: ek 214ˣ, 2797ˣ    [3] kvikum: om. 10575ˣ    [5] er: om. papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ;    munu: manu 10575ˣ    [6] mörgu: mörgum 738ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 81: AI, 640, BI, 648, Skald I, 316; Bugge 1867, 370, Falk 1914, 50, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 23, Fidjestøl 1979, 71, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 108, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 87, 155.

Notes: [4] Sólarljóð ‘Songs of the Sun’: The n. ljóð is indicated as pl. here by the verb munu (l. 5), though st. 83 understands it as sg. Naming the poem in the closing or penultimate st., and the injunction to take its lessons to heart are paralleled in Hsv 148 and 149 and Hávm 164. Has 64 and Leið 44, as Paasche (1914a, 162) points out, also name the poem in the second to last st., as does Lil, leaving the final st. for a valedictory prayer.

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