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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, 172

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36 — Anon Leið 36VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 172.

Dag metr sinn at sǫnnu
snjallastr konungr allra
eljunkuðr of aðrar
alfríðar hátíðir.
Dýrka dýrligs verka
dáðsterks hǫfuðmerki
— rétt segjum — dag dróttins
drjúgmǫrg himintǫrgu.

{Snjallastr konungr allra}, eljunkuðr, metr dag sinn at sǫnnu of aðrar alfríðar hátíðir. {Drjúgmǫrg hǫfuðmerki verka} dýrka dag {dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins {himintǫrgu}}; segjum rétt.

{The most valiant king of all} [= God], known for his energy, rates his day in truth higher than other most glorious festivals. {Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds} [HOLY WRITINGS] celebrate the day {of the glorious, deed-strong lord {of the heaven-shield}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]; we [I] tell it correctly.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 36 (AI, 625; BI, 631); Skald I, 307; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 67, Rydberg 1907, 9-10, Attwood 1996a, 69, 179.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11r, 16 - 11r, 18  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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