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Þloft Glækv 7I

Matthew Townend (ed.) 2012, ‘Þórarinn loftunga, Glælognskviða 7’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 872.

Þórarinn loftungaGlælognskviða
678

text and translation

En þar upp
af altári
Kristi þæg
kerti brenna.
Svá hefr Ôleifr,
áðr andaðisk,
synðalauss
sôlu borgit.

En þar brenna kerti, þæg Kristi, upp af altári. Svá hefr synðalauss Ôleifr borgit sôlu, áðr andaðisk.
 
‘And there candles burn, acceptable to Christ, up from the altar. So has the sinless Óláfr saved his soul before he died.

notes and context

See Context to st. 2 above.

This stanza is marked by the presence of new, ecclesiastical vocabulary, unrecorded in any prior extant Old Norse sources; see Notes below.

readings

sources

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: Þórarinn loftunga, 3. Glælognskviða 7: AI, 326, BI, 301, Skald I, 153; Hkr 1893-1901, II, 520, IV, 175, ÍF 27, 408 (ÓHHkr ch. 245); ÓH 1941, I, 604 (ch. 245), Flat 1860-8, II, 377; Magerøy 1948, 12, 17, 27-8.

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