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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 22VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 310.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

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En þá eptir        á öðrum degi,
        er þeir höfðu í Rýgjardal riðit,
sverðum þeir meiddu,        þann er saklauss var,
        ok létu hans fjörvi farit.

En þá eptir á öðrum degi, er þeir höfðu riðit í Rýgjardal, meiddu þeir sverðum, þann er saklauss var, ok létu farit fjörvi hans.
‘And then afterwards on the second day, when they had ridden into Rýgjardalr, they maimed with swords the man who was innocent and deprived him of life.

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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 22: AI, 631, BI, 638, Skald I, 310; Bugge 1867, 360, Falk 1914, 10, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 10, Fidjestøl 1979, 63, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 58-9, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 28, 107.


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