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Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 81-2.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
8910

text and translation

Gerðak opt í orðum,
eljunsterkr, sem verkum,
hreggs bjartloga, ok hyggju,
hróts, í gǫgn þér, dróttinn.
Þræll hefr þinn í allan
þann, lífgjafi manna,
ófs grǫndugrar andar
ástsnauðr hratat dauða.

Gerðak opt í gǫgn þér í orðum, sem verkum ok hyggju, {eljunsterkr dróttinn {bjartloga {hróts hreggs}}}. {Lífgjafi manna}, ástsnauðr þræll þinn hefr hratat í allan þann dauða ófs grǫndugrar andar.
 
‘I often acted against you in words, as in deeds and thought, energy-strong lord of the bright flame of the roof of the storm [SKY/HEAVEN > SUN > = God]; lifegiver of men [= God], your love-bereft servant has stumbled into the total death of an excessively sinful soul.

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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 9: AI, 563, BI, 550-1, Skald I, 267; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 16, Kempff 1867, 3, Rydberg 1907, 22, Black 1971, 160, Attwood 1996a, 224.

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