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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
636465

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.

Mss: 166bˣ(48r), papp15ˣ(6v), 738ˣ(82v), 167b 6ˣ(3v), 214ˣ(151v), 1441ˣ(586), 10575ˣ(9r), 2797ˣ(236)

Readings: [4] brjóst: brjósti 167b 6ˣ, bifrost 214ˣ    [6] öflgir: oflugir papp15ˣ, 1441ˣ, ofleigir 214ˣ, ‘aufligir’ 2797ˣ

Editions: Skj AI, 637, Skj 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.

Notes: [6] öflgir eitrdrekar ‘mighty poisonous dragons’: Cf. Vsp 39 for the dragon Níðhǫggr who devours the corpses of evil-doers and the vánardreki of st. 54/2.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Fidjestøl, Bjarne, ed. 1979a. Sólarljóð: Tydning og Tolkningsgrunnlag. Nordisk Instituts skrifteserie 4. Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø: Universitetsforlaget.
  4. Björn Magnússon Ólsen, ed. 1915a. Sólarljóð: gefin út með skíringum og athugasemdum. Safn til sögu Íslands og íslenzkra bókmenta 5.1. Reykjavík: Prentsmiðja Gutenberg.
  5. Bugge, Sophus, ed. 1867. Norrœn fornkvæði. Islandsk samling af folkelige oldtidsdigte om nordens guder og heroer. Almindelig kaldet Sæmundar Edda hins frøda. Christiania (Oslo): Malling. Rpt. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 1965.
  6. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  7. Njörður P. Njarðvik, ed. 1991. Sólarljóð. Útgáfa og umfjöllun. Íslensk Rit 10. Reykjavík: Bókmenntafræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands og Menningarsjóður.
  8. Njörður P. Njarðvik. 1993. Solsången. Akademisk avhandling för filosofiedoktorsexamen i nordiska språk. Göteborgs universitet: Institutionen för svensk språket.
  9. Internal references
  10. Not published: do not cite ()
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