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Anon Sól 21VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 309-10.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Grið hann þeim seldi        af góðum hug,
        en þeir hétu honum gulli í gegn;
sáttir létuz,        meðan saman drukku,
        en þó kómu flærðir fram.

Hann seldi þeim grið af góðum hug, en þeir hétu honum gulli í gegn; sáttir létuz, meðan saman drukku, en þó kómu flærðir fram.
‘He offered them a truce with a good intention, and they promised him gold in exchange; they pretended to be reconciled while they drank together, but yet falsehoods emerged.

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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 21: AI, 631, BI, 638, Skald I, 310; Bugge 1867, 360, Falk 1914, 10, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 10, Fidjestøl 1979, 62, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 58, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 27, 106.


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