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Anon Sól 25VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 25’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 311-12.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Dísir bið þú þér        dróttins mála
        vera hollar í hugum;
viku eptir        mun þér vilja þíns
        alt at óskum gá.

Bið þú mála-dísir dróttins vera þér hollar í hugum; viku eptir mun alt gá þér at óskum vilja þíns.
‘Ask the confidential-dísir of the Lord to be gracious to you in their thoughts; one week later everything will go according to the desires of your will.

notes and context



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 25: AI, 631, BI, 639, Skald I, 311; Bugge 1867, 361, Falk 1914, 13, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 11, Fidjestøl 1979, 63, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 61, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 31, 108-9.


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