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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 30VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 30’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 316.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

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Synðir því valda,        at vér hryggvir förum
        ægisheimi ór;
engi óttaz,        nema ilt geri;
        gótt er vammalausum vera.

Synðir valda því, at vér förum hryggvir ór ægisheimi; engi óttaz, nema ilt geri; gótt er vera vammalausum.
‘Sins cause this, that sorrowful we journey out of the terrible world; no-one is afraid, unless he does wrong; it is good to be without stains.

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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: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 30: AI, 632, BI, 640, Skald I, 311; Bugge 1867, 362, Falk 1914, 14, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 12, Fidjestøl 1979, 64, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 64, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 36, 111.


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