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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 44VII/5 — til ‘turned to’

Sól ek sá        sjaldan hryggvari;
        mjök var ek þá ór heimi hallr;
tunga mín        var til trés metin
        ok kólnat at fyrir utan.

Ek sá sól, sjaldan hryggvari; ek var þá mjök hallr ór heimi; tunga mín var metin til trés ok kólnat at fyrir utan.

I saw the sun, [I was] seldom more grief-stricken; I was then forcefully tilting out of this world; my tongue was as if turned to wood and it was chilled on the outside.


[5] til: om. 1441ˣ


[4-5] tunga mín var metin til trés ‘my tongue was as if turned to wood’: Metin from meta ‘to estimate, value, assess as, regard, perceive as’.



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