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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

Leiðarvísan (‘Way-Guidance’) — Anon LeiðVII

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

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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, 162-3

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24 — Anon Leið 24VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 162-3.

Lét Jóhannem ítran
einn dýrðarmann hreinan
ár í Jórðôn stýrir
alls tírar sik skíra.
Dáðstéttar kom dróttni
dags ok krismu lagði
líknarfúss í lesni
lands inn helgi andi.

 

{The steerer of all glory} [= God (= Christ)] allowed the remarkable John, a certain pure man of glory, to baptise him long ago in the [River] Jordan. The Holy Spirit came, eager with grace, and laid chrism in the headband {of the Lord {of the deed-host {of day’s land}}}. [SKY/HEAVEN > ANGELS > = God (= Christ)]

notes: [5-8]: It is interesting to compare this helmingr with a lv. on Christ’s baptism preserved in the text of Skm in AM 242 fol and attributed there to Skáld-Þórir (Skáldþ LvIII). This poet is otherwise unknown (he is tentatively assigned by Skj B to the C12th). The noun krisma ‘chrism’ appears only in these two places in the skaldic corpus.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 24 (AI, 622-3; BI, 628); Skald I, 305, NN §1265; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 64, Rydberg 1907, 7-8, Attwood 1996a, 66, 176.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 39 - 10v, 41  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 89, 5 - 89, 7  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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