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Gamlkan Has 2VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 74-5.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
123

text and translation

Engr má elda sløngvir
— allvíst es þat — Mistar
maklig orð til mærðar
minn dróttinn þér finna,
þars, élhallar, ǫllu
est, skýrr konungr, dýrri,
rómu linns þvís runnar
rammglyggs megi of hyggja.

{Engr sløngvir {elda Mistar}} má finna maklig orð þér til mærðar, dróttinn minn — þat es allvíst —, þars est, {skýrr konungr {élhallar}}, dýrri ǫllu, þvís {runnar {rammglyggs {linns rómu}}} megi of hyggja.
 
‘No slinger of the fires of Mist <valkyrie> [SWORDS > WARRIOR] can find fitting words in praise of you, my Lord — that is altogether true — because you are, pure king of the storm-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God], more precious than all that which bushes of the strong storm of the snake of battle [SWORD > BATTLE > WARRIORS] may imagine.

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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.

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Skj: Gamli kanóki, 2. Harmsól 2: AI, 562, BI, 549, Skald I, 266, NN §§2070D, 2338D; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 13-14, Kempff 1867, 1, Rydberg 1907, 20, Black 1971, 138, Attwood 1996a, 222.

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