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Anon Sól 20VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 309.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

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Svá honum gafz        Sörla inum góðráða,
        þá er hann lagði á vald hans Vígolfs;
tryggliga hann trúði,        en hinn at tálum varð,
        sínum bróðurbana.

Svá gafz honum Sörla inum góðráða, þá er hann lagði á vald hans Vígolfs; hann trúði sínum bróðurbana tryggliga, en hinn varð at tálum.
‘So it turned out for Sörli the well-meaning, when he put the matter in Vígolfr’s power; he trusted securely in his brother’s killer, but that man engaged in deceit.

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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 [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 20: AI, 631, BI, 638, Skald I, 310, NN §3252; Bugge 1867, 360, Falk 1914, 10, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 10, Fidjestøl 1979, 62, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 58, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 26, 105.


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