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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 8 December 2021)

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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, 158-9

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20 — Anon Leið 20VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 158-9.

Sinn skreytti dag dróttinn
dáðsterkr framaverkum,
rekkum*s rann til drykkjar
reint vatn fram ór steini.
* Ráðmegninn lét rigna
risnufimr af himni
mat, þeims manna heitir,
margri þjóð til bjargar.

Dáðsterkr dróttinn skreytti sinn dag framaverkum, *[e]s reint vatn rann fram ór steini til drykkjar rekkum. * Ráðmegninn, risnufimr, lét rigna af himni mat, þeims heitir manna, til bjargar margri þjóð.

The deed-strong Lord adorned his day with deeds of distinction, when pure water flowed forth from a rock as a drink for men. The one strong in counsel, quick with hospitality, caused that food which is called manna to rain from heaven as a help to many people.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 20 (AI, 622; BI, 627); Skald I, 305; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 62-3, Rydberg 1907, 7, Attwood 1996a, 65, 175.


AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 30 - 10v, 33  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 88, 19 - 88, 22  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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