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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
202122

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.

Mss: 166bˣ(46r), papp15ˣ(3r), 738ˣ(81r), 167b 6ˣ(2v), 214ˣ(150r), 1441ˣ(582), 10575ˣ(3v-4r), 2797ˣ(232)

Readings: [2] hug: huga 1441ˣ, 2797ˣ    [3] en þeir hétu honum gulli í gegn: þó kómu flærðir fram 214ˣ;    hétu: ‘heti’ 10575ˣ;    honum: om. 738ˣ;    gulli: gull papp15ˣ, 167b 6ˣ    [4] létuz: þeir létuz 738ˣ    [6] en: so papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ, om. 166bˣ;    þó kómu flærðir fram: þeir hétu honum gulli í gegn 214ˣ

Editions: Skj AI, 631, Skj 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.

Notes: [6] en ‘but’: Although 166bˣ omits this, it is well-supported by all the other major mss. 214ˣ transposes ll. 3 and 6. Line 6 is close in phrasing to Hsv 64/6.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Fidjestøl, Bjarne, ed. 1979a. Sólarljóð: Tydning og Tolkningsgrunnlag. Nordisk Instituts skrifteserie 4. Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø: Universitetsforlaget.
  4. Björn Magnússon Ólsen, ed. 1915a. Sólarljóð: gefin út með skíringum og athugasemdum. Safn til sögu Íslands og íslenzkra bókmenta 5.1. Reykjavík: Prentsmiðja Gutenberg.
  5. Bugge, Sophus, ed. 1867. Norrœn fornkvæði. Islandsk samling af folkelige oldtidsdigte om nordens guder og heroer. Almindelig kaldet Sæmundar Edda hins frøda. Christiania (Oslo): Malling. Rpt. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 1965.
  6. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  7. Njörður P. Njarðvik, ed. 1991. Sólarljóð. Útgáfa og umfjöllun. Íslensk Rit 10. Reykjavík: Bókmenntafræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands og Menningarsjóður.
  8. Njörður P. Njarðvik. 1993. Solsången. Akademisk avhandling för filosofiedoktorsexamen i nordiska språk. Göteborgs universitet: Institutionen för svensk språket.
  9. Internal references
  10. Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 64’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 400.
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