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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 62VII/1 — þá ‘then’

Menn sá ek þá        marga ófegna;
        þeir váru villir vega;
þat kaupir sá,        er þessa heims
        apaz at óheillum.

Ek sá marga ófegna menn þá; þeir váru villir vega; sá kaupir þat, er apaz at óheillum þessa heims.

I saw many unhappy men then; they had gone astray [lit. were erring with regard to ways]; he purchases that [unhappiness], who fools himself into the misfortunes of this world.


[1] þá: so 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, þar 166bˣ, papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ


[1] sá ek þá ‘I saw then’: See Note to 61/1. Here also the reading þá has been chosen to preserve stylistic uniformity in preference to 166bˣ’s and other mss’ þar.



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