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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Líkn 50VII

George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 50’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 284-5.

Anonymous PoemsLíknarbraut

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Æsti ek öllu trausti,
ítr, þik er görst kant líta
með réttvísi, ræsir
regnsals, hvat er mér gegnir.
Lát mik laun fyr þetta
lof þitt, konungr, hitta
víst, þau er varðar mestu,
veðra tjalds, of aldir.

{Ítr ræsir {regnsals}}, öllu trausti æsti ek þik, er görst kant líta með réttvísi, hvat er mér gegnir. {Konungr {veðra tjalds}}, lát mik víst hitta fyr þetta þitt lof laun, þau er mestu varðar of aldir.
‘Glorious lord of the rain-hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God], in all trust I ask of you, who can most perfectly see with justice, whatever is fitting for me. King of the storms’ pavilion [SKY/HEAVEN > = God], let me certainly attain for this your encomium those rewards which are of greatest worth forever.

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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.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], C. 1. Líknarbraut 50: AII, 159, BII, 173, Skald II, 91, NN §2584 Anm.; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 50, Rydberg 1907, 19-20, 53, Tate 1974, 94.


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