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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 28 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, 172

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37 — Anon Leið 37VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 37’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 172.

Menn skulu œztum unna
angrs hrjóðanda þjóðar
— mér berr máls á stýri
mart — af ǫllu hjarta.
Siðminningr fær sannan
seima Þróttr af dróttni
(Kristr gefr fyrðum) fasta
(friðar vôn, þeims ann hônum).

Menn skulu unna {œztum hrjóðanda {angrs þjóðar}} af ǫllu hjarta; mart berr mér á {stýri máls}. {Siðminningr Þróttr seima} fær sannan fasta af dróttni; Kristr gefr fyrðum, þeims ann hônum, friðar vôn.

Men must love {the most excellent destroyer {of the harm of people}} [SIN > = God] with all their hearts; many a thing comes to {my rudder of speech} [TONGUE]. {The faithful Þróttr <= Óðinn> of riches} [MAN] receives true strength from the Lord; Christ gives to men who love him the hope of peace.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 37 (AI, 625; BI, 631); Skald I, 307; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 67-8, Rydberg 1907, 10, Attwood 1996a, 69, 180.


AM 757 a 4° (B) 11r, 18 - 11r, 20  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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