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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

hinn ‘That one’

2. inn (art.): the

[1] hinn: hann papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 155aˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ


þegit ‘received’

þegja (verb): be silent


svall ‘swelled up’

1. svella (verb): swell


sofanda ‘sleeping man’

sofandi (noun m.; °; sofendr): sleeping man, asleep

[5] sofanda: sofandi all


[5] sofanda ‘sleeping (man)’: The mss without exception infer the sleeping man to be the subject of the verb and read sofandi. All eds emend to sofanda.


myrði ‘he murdered’

myrða (verb): to murder

[5] myrði: (brjósti) myrði 738ˣ


[5] myrði ‘murdered’: 155aˣ ends with this st.


fróðan ‘the wise’

fróðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): wise

[6] fróðan: ‘frömann’ 155aˣ, fróðan corrected from ‘frömann’ 167b 6ˣ


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