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Anon Sól 81VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 81’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 356.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Kvæði þetta,        er þér kent hefi,
        skaltu fyr kvikum kveða,
Sólarljóð,        er sýnaz munu
        minst at mörgu login.

Þetta kvæði, er hefi kent þér, skaltu kveða fyr kvikum, Sólarljóð, er munu sýnaz at mörgu minst login.
‘This poem which I have taught you, you must recite before living people, ‘Sólarljóð’ which will appear in many ways to be least untruthful [lit. lying].

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 81: AI, 640, BI, 648, Skald I, 316; Bugge 1867, 370, Falk 1914, 50, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 23, Fidjestøl 1979, 71, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 108, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 87, 155.


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