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Anon Sól 32VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 32’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 317.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Vinsamlig ráð        ok viti bundin
        kenni ek þér sjau saman;
görla þau mun        ok glata aldri;
        öll eru þau nýt at nema.

Ek kenni þér sjau ráð saman, vinsamlig ok bundin viti; mun þau görla ok glata aldri; þau eru öll nýt at nema.
‘I teach you seven counsels in all, friendly and bound with wit; remember them fully and never forget them; they are all useful to learn.

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: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 32: AI, 633, BI, 640, Skald I, 311, NN §2564A; Bugge 1867, 362, Falk 1914, 14, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 13, Fidjestøl 1979, 64, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 65, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 38, 113.


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