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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Gamlkan Has 28VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 97.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól

text and translation

Hilmir, reist, ins hæsta
hríðtjalds, ór grǫf síðan,
flýtileygs, á frægjum,
friðsamr, degi þriðja,
ok rá*ðvísa, ræsir
regnhallar, vannt fegna,
áðr þás yðvarr dauði,
aldyggr, fira hryggði.

{Friðsamr hilmir {flýtileygs {ins hæsta hríðtjalds}}}, reist síðan ór grǫf á frægjum þriðja degi, ok, {aldyggr ræsir {regnhallar}}, vannt fegna rá*ðvísa fira, þás yðvarr dauði hryggði áðr.
‘Peaceful prince of the swift fire of the highest storm-tent [SKY/HEAVEN > SUN > = God (= Christ)], you rose then from the grave on the famous third day, and, altogether honourable king of the rain-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)], you made glad the counsel-wise people whom your death had saddened previously.

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Gamli kanóki, 2. Harmsól 28: AI, 566, BI, 555, Skald I, 269; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 22, Kempff 1867, 8-9, Rydberg 1907, 25, Jón Helgason 1935-6, 257, Black 1971, 210; Attwood 1996a, 228.


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