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Gamlkan Has 10VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 82.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
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Þinn hefir þunglig unnit
(þat fœrir mjǫk) sœri
synðugr þjónn (frá svinnu)
sóltjalds konungr (aldir).
Mæltak mart, þats spillti,
(mætr, vissir þat, gætir
ranns) í rausan minni,
(rǫðuls) fyr mér ok ǫðrum.

{Konungr {sóltjalds}}, synðugr þjónn þinn hefir unnit þunglig sœri; þat fœrir aldir mjǫk frá svinnu. Mæltak mart í rausan minni, þats spillti fyr mér ok ǫðrum; vissir þat, {mætr gætir {ranns rǫðuls}}.
 
‘King of the sun-tent [SKY/HEAVEN > = God], your sinful servant has sworn heavy oaths; that removes men a lot from good sense. I said many things in my bragging which had a corrupting effect on myself and others; you knew that, excellent keeper of the house of the sun [SKY/HEAVEN > = God].

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Skj: Gamli kanóki, 2. Harmsól 10: AI, 551, BI, 563, Skald I, 267; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 16, Kempff 1867, 3-4, Rydberg 1907, 22, Black 1971, 163, Attwood 1996a, 224.

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