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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Leiðarvísan’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 137-78. <> (accessed 25 June 2022)

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan, et digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 618-26, BI, 622-33)

SkP info: VII, 151-2

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12 — Anon Leið 12VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 12’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 151-2.

Án megu engir dýnu
otrs, þeirs skírn hafa hlotna,
— gótts meiðum þrif þýðask —
þat —kaup hafa skatnar.
Orð munu eigi verða
órbrennd, þaus goð kenndi;
mjǫks sá*rvita sœkir
sanns dulðr, ef hyggr annat.

{Engir skatnar {dýnu otrs}}, þeirs hafa hlotna skírn, megu hafa þat án kaup; gótts meiðum þýðask þrif. Orð, þaus goð kenndi, munu eigi verða órbrennd; {sœkir {sá*rvita}} [e]s mjǫk dulðr sanns, ef hyggr annat.

{No chieftains {of the feather-bed of the otter}} [GOLD > MEN], who have received baptism, may have that [baptism] without a bargain; it is good for men to acquire well-being. The words that God taught will never be destroyed; {the attacker {of the wound-flame}} [SWORD > WARRIOR] has the truth very much concealed from him, if he thinks otherwise.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 12 (AI, 620; BI, 625); Skald I, 304, NN §1261; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 60, Rydberg 1907, 6, Attwood 1996a, 63, 173.


AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 13 - 10v, 16  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 87, 11 - 87, 14  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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