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Anon Sól 23VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 310-11.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

brytjuðu ‘dismembered’

brytja (verb; °-að-): cut

[3] brytjuðu: brytjuði 10575ˣ


helgr ‘’


heilagr ‘the holy’

heilagr (adj.; °helgan; compar. -ari, superl. -astr): holy, sacred

[6] heilagr: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 1441ˣ, 2797ˣ, helgr 166bˣ, 214ˣ, 10575ˣ


himni ‘heaven’

himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky

[6] himni: himnum papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ


[6] himni (dat. sg.) ‘heaven’: Either 166bˣ’s reading or the dat. pl. reading of the other mss is possible.


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