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Anon Sól 33VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 33’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 317-18.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Frá því er at segja,        hvé sæll ek var
        ynðisheimi í;
ok inu öðru,        hvé ýta synir
        verða nauðgir at náum.

Frá því er at segja, hvé sæll ek var í ynðisheimi; ok inu öðru, hvé ýta synir verða nauðgir at náum.
‘It is to be told how happy I was in the delightful world; and the other thing, how the sons of men are forced to become corpses.

notes and context

214ˣ and related mss transpose sts 33 and 34.



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 33: AI, 633, BI, 640-1, Skald I, 311; Bugge 1867, 362, Falk 1914, 18, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 13, Fidjestøl 1979, 64, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 67, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 39, 114.


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