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Gamlkan Has 17VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 88-9.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
161718

text and translation

Hverr es greppr, sás gerra,
grunnúðigr, þér unna,
— slíkr hǫfum synða auki
sótt — heimstǫðu dróttinn.
Þú biðr ǫlð, en aðrir,
almáttigr guð, sátta,
ýta ferð at yrði
aldýr, sǫkum valda.

Hverr greppr, sás gerra unna þér, es grunnúðigr, {dróttinn heimstǫðu}; slíkr auki synða hǫfum sótt. Almáttigr guð, þú biðr ǫlð sátta, at {ýta ferð} yrði aldýr, en aðrir valda sǫkum.
 
‘Every man who does not love you is simple-minded, Lord of the world [= God]; such an increase of sins has visited us [me]. Almighty God, you ask mankind for settlement, so that the race of men [MANKIND] might become blessed, but others cause offences.

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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: Gamli kanóki, 2. Harmsól 17: AI, 564, BI, 552, Skald I, 268, NN §2931; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 18, Kempff 1867, 5-6, Nj 1875-8, II, 253, Rydberg 1907, 23, Jón Helgason 1935-6, 256-7, Black 1971, 183, Attwood 1996a, 226.

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