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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Þloft Glækv 3I/4 — himin ‘the heavenly’

Þars Ôleifr
áðan byggði,
áðr hann hvarf
til himinríkis,
ok þar varð,
sem vitu allir,
ór konungmanni.

Þars Ôleifr áðan byggði, áðr hann hvarf til himinríkis, ok þar, sem allir vitu, varð kykvasettr ór konungmanni.

Where Óláfr previously dwelt, before he departed to the heavenly kingdom, and there, as all know, he became enshrined alive, having been king.


[4] himin‑: ‘him[…]’ 39, himi‑ Bb, Flat, Tóm


[4] himinríkis ‘the heavenly kingdom’: A loan-translation from OE heofonrice, of identical meaning (Fischer 1909, 5). In skaldic verse prior to the C12th, the term is only found in the works of Þórarinn: here, in st. 4/4 and in Þloft Hfl 1/2. Himi- appears to be an acceptable variant (see LP: himinríki).



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