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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, 302

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10 — Anon Sól 10VII

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Cite as: Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 302.

Munaðar ríki
hefr margan tregat;
opt verðr kvalræði af konum;
meingar þær urðu,
þótt inn mátki guð
skapaði skírliga.

 

The power of desire has brought many a man to grief; torment often stems from women; they become harmful, though the mighty God created them purely.

notes: The unreliability and harmfulness of women is a staple of gnomic poetry; cf. Hávm 84, Hsv 12, 105. — [6]: 167bˣ has a damaged leaf; ‘sk padi’ is supplied from the catchword of the preceding page.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [6]. Sólarljóð 10 (AI, 629; BI, 637); Skald I, 309; Bugge 1867, 358, Falk 1914, 5, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 8, Fidjestøl 1979, 61, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 50, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 16, 96.

sources

AM 166 b 8°x (166bx) 45v, 21 - 45v, 23  image  
Holm papp 15 8°x (papp15x) 1v - 2r  
AM 738 4°x (738x) 80v, 1 - 80v, 4  image  image  image  
AM 167 b 6 8°x (167b 6x) 1v, 22 - 1v, 22  image  
Lbs 214 4°x (214x) 149v - 149v  image  
Lbs 1441 4°x (1441x) 581 - 581  
BLAdd 10575 IIx (10575x) 2v - 2v  transcr.  
Lbs 2797 4°x (2797x) 231 - 231  
NKS 1109 folx (1109x) 484 - 484 (Sól)  image  
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