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Anon Sól 17VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 306-7.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

text and translation

Á sik þau trúðu        ok þóttuz ein vera
        allri þjóð yfir,
en þó leiz        þeira hagr
        annan veg almátkum guði.

Þau trúðu á sik ok þóttuz vera ein yfir allri þjóð, en þó leiz hagr þeira annan veg almátkum guði.
‘They trusted in themselves and thought that they alone were above all people, but yet their condition seemed quite different to almighty God.

notes and context



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: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 17: AI, 630, BI, 638, Skald I, 310, NN §2147B; Bugge 1867, 360, Falk 1914, 7, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 9, Fidjestøl 1979, 62, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 55, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 23, 102.


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