Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 10’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 724-5.
Síðan er hann sökk niðr
sektarfullr og varð drektr,
kraup hann kafadjúp
kaldr eftir liðinn aldr.
Lítr, þegar líf þraut,
fjandr gripu fast önd
fleiri, en teliz þeir.
Síðan er hann sökk niðr, sektarfullr, og varð drektr, kraup hann kafadjúp, kaldr, eftir liðinn aldr. Lokkandi djöfulsflokkr lítr, þegar líf þraut; fleiri fjandr, en þeir teliz, gripu önd fast.
After he sank down, full of guilt, and was drowned, he crept through the plunging depths, cold, after his departed life. An enticing devil-crowd sees this, as soon as life ended; more fiends than can be counted gripped his spirit firmly.
Readings:  sektarfullr: syndafullr 721  Lítr: líðr 721
Notes:  sektarfullr ‘full of guilt’: The ms. reading, syndafullr ‘sinful’, leaves the l. without internal rhyme, and appears to be a lectio facilior. —  kafadjúp ‘the plunging depths’: This is an acc. of place. Finnur thought he could read an ‘i’ above the ‘k’ and adds the prep. í ‘into’ (‘he sank into the depth’; so also Skald). However, no ‘i’ can be discerned in 721. —  lítr ‘sees’: Líðr ‘passes’ (so 721) must be a scribal error and leaves the l. without internal rhyme.
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