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Gamlkan Has 39VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 39’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 106-7.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
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Fnyk þola flærðar auknir
fleygjendr þrimu leygjar
— þar liggr elds á ǫldum
íma — frost með bríma.
Mǫrgs ǫnnur þar manna
meiri ógn ok fleira
angr, an ór megi tunga,
óvegs, frá því segja.

{Fleygjendr {leygjar þrimu}}, auknir flærðar, þola fnyk, frost með bríma; þar liggr íma elds á ǫldum. Mǫrgs ǫnnur meiri ógn óvegs manna þar ok fleira angr, an tunga ór megi segja frá því.
 
‘Flingers of the flame of battle [SWORD > WARRIORS], swollen with falsehood, endure stench, frost with flame; there lie embers of fire upon men. Many another greater terror for dishonourable men is there and more sorrow than our [my] tongue is able to describe.

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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 39: AI, 567-8, BI, 558, Skald I, 271, NN §§21, 2806; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 25-6, Kempff 1867, 12, Rydberg 1907, 27, Black 1971, 238, Attwood 1996a, 231.

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