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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, 144-5

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5 — Anon Leið 5VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 5’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 144-5.

Hljóð gefi hirðimeiðar
hrælinns at brag svinnir
— gegn vilk þjóð at þagni
þá stund, es kveðk — sunda.
Vilk, meðan varrar telja,
— vegskrýðendr mér hlýði —
frá dáðmôttugs dróttins
degi nǫkkur rǫk segja.

{Svinnir hirðimeiðar {linns {hræsunda}}} gefi hljóð at brag; vilk, at gegn þjóð þagni þá stund, es kveðk. Vilk, meðan varrar telja, segja nǫkkur rǫk frá degi dáðmôttugs dróttins; {vegskrýðendr} hlýði mér.

May {the wise guarding-poles {of the serpent {of carrion-channels}}} [BLOOD > SWORD > MEN] give a hearing to the poem; I desire that the honest people keep silence while I am reciting. I want, while my lips declaim, to utter some lore concerning the day of the deed-mighty Lord; {way-adorners} [MEN] should hear me.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 5 (AI, 619; BI, 623); Skald I, 303, NN §1259; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 58, Rydberg 1907, 4-5, Attwood 1996a, 61, 172.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10r, 48 - 10r, 50  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 86, 5 - 86, 9  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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