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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 5VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 5’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 299.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

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Upp hinn stóð;        ilt hann hugði;
        eigi var þarfsamliga þegit;
synð hans svall;        sofanda myrði
        fróðan fjölvaran.

Hinn stóð upp; hann hugði ilt; eigi var þegit þarfsamliga; synð hans svall; myrði fróðan fjölvaran sofanda.
‘That one [the guest] got up; he had evil in mind; it [the host’s generosity] was not received gratefully; his sin swelled up; he murdered the wise, very cautious sleeping man.

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 5: AI, 628-9, BI, 635, Skald I, 309, NN §89; Bugge 1867, 358, Falk 1914, 1, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 7, Fidjestøl 1979, 60, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 45, Njorður Njarðvík 1993, 11, 92.


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