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Anon Sól 79VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 79’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 354.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Hér eru þær rúnir,        sem ristit hafa
        Njarðar dætr níu,
Böðveig in elzta        ok Kreppvör in yngsta
        ok þeira systr sjau.

Hér eru þær rúnir sem níu dætr Njarðar hafa ristit, Böðveig in elzta ok Kreppvör in yngsta ok sjau systr þeira.
‘Here are the runes which the nine daughters of Njǫrðr have carved, Böðveig the eldest and Kreppvör the youngest and their seven sisters.

notes and context

It is unusual for women to be associated with the carving of runes. — [1-2]: These ll. are missing in 167b 6ˣ because of a damaged leaf.



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 79: AI, 640, BI, 648, Skald I, 316, NN §2564F; Bugge 1867, 369, Falk 1914, 50, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 23, Fidjestøl 1979, 71, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 105-6, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 84, 152.


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