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Gamlkan Has 32VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 32’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 100-1.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
313233

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Engr mun alls á þingi
ísheims vesa þvísa
jóskreytandi ítrum
óttalauss fyr dróttni,
éla vangs þvít englar
jǫfurs skjalfa þá sjalfir
— ógn tekr môttug magnask —
mæts við ugg ok hræzlu.

{{{Alls engr ísheims} jó}skreytandi} mun vesa óttalauss fyr ítrum dróttni á þvísa þingi, þvít sjalfir englar {mæts jǫfurs {vangs éla}} skjalfa þá við ugg ok hræzlu; môttug ógn tekr magnask.
 
‘Not a single adorner of the horse of the ice-world [(lit. ‘horse-adorner of the ice-world’) SEA > SHIP > SEAFARER] will be fearless before the glorious Lord at this assembly, for the very angels of the worthy king of the field of storms [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] will tremble then with fear and dread; mighty terror will begin to increase.

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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 32: AI, 566, BI, 556, Skald I, 270; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 23, Kempff 1867, 10, Rydberg 1907, 26, Black 1971, 221, Attwood 1996a, 229.

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