Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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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, 166

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28 — Anon Leið 28VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 166.

Hátt gengr dýrð, sús dróttinn
dáðgladdan her saddi
— opt es kuðr at krapti
Kristr — á lítlum vistum.
Tolf, segir elda elfar
Ullr, vandlaupar fullir
— matr vannsk mǫnnum snotrum —
mikill fengr at af gengi.

Hátt gengr dýrð sús dróttinn saddi dáðgladdan her á lítlum vistum; Kristr es opt kuðr at krapti. {Ullr {elda elfar}} segir, at mikill fengr, tolf vandlaupar fullir, gengi af; matr vannsk snotrum mǫnnum.

Far and wide spreads the glory [from the fact] that the Lord fed the deed-gladdened host with few provisions; Christ is often known for his strength. {An Ullr <god> {of the fires of the river}} [GOLD > MAN] says that a huge catch, twelve baskets full, was left over; the food sufficed for the wise men.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 28 (AI, 623; BI, 629); Skald I, 306, NN §1266; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 65, Rydberg 1907, 8, Attwood 1996a, 66, 177.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 46 - 10v, 48  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 89, 16 - 89, 19  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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