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Anon Sól 64VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 64’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 342.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

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Menn sá ek þá,        er margan höfðu
        fé ok fjörvi rænt;
brjóst í gegnum        rendu brögnum þeim
        öflgir eitrdrekar.

Ek sá menn þá, er höfðu rænt margan fé ok fjörvi; öflgir eitrdrekar rendu í gegnum brjóst þeim brögnum.
‘I saw men then who had robbed many a one of property and life; mighty poisonous dragons ran through the breasts of those men.

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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 64: AI, 637, BI, 645-6, Skald I, 314; Bugge 1867, 367, Falk 1914, 38, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 19, Fidjestøl 1979, 69, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 93, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 70, 139.


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