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Gamlkan Has 54VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Gamli kanóki, Harmsól 54’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 121-2.

Gamli kanókiHarmsól
535455

text and translation

Sôlu veittak, sættir,
— sárrs minn … —
bana hættligar benjar,
bragna kyns, fyr synðir.
Nú beiðum þik, þjóðar
þrekfœðandi, grœða
andar sôr, þaus óru
ósvífr glata lífi.

{Sættir {kyns bragna}}, veittak … sôlu hættligar benjar bana fyr synðir; sárrs minn …. Nú beiðum þik, {þrekfœðandi þjóðar}, grœða andar sôr, þaus ósvífr glata lífi óru.
 
‘Reconciler of the kindred of heroes [MEN > = God], I dealt … soul dangerous wounds of death because of my sins; bitter is my …. Now we [I] beg you, strength-nourisher of the people [= God], to heal the soul’s wounds which, relentless, destroy our [my] life.

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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: Gamli kanóki, 2. Harmsól 54: AI, 570, BI, 562, Skald I, 272; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 30, Kempff 1867, 16, Rydberg 1907, 29, Black 1971, 274, Attwood 1996a, 235.

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