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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, 145-6

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6 — Anon Leið 6VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 6’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 145-6.

Tekk til orðs, þars urðu
alfregnar jartegnir
— tôkn eru sýnd í slíku
sǫnn — Jórsalamǫnnum.
Sendi salvǫrðr grundar
snillifimr af himni
borgar lýð til bjargar
bréf gollstǫfum sollit.

 

I begin to speak at the point when renowned miracles befell the people of Jerusalem; true tokens are shown in such [a thing]. {The prowess-nimble warden {of the hall of the earth}} [(lit. ‘earth’s hall-warden’) SKY/HEAVEN > = God] sent a letter from heaven, embellished [lit. swollen] with golden letters, as a help for the townspeople.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 6 (AI, 619; BI, 623); Skald I, 303; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 58, Rydberg 1907, 5, Attwood 1996a, 61, 172.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 1 - 10v, 2  transcr.  image  image  image  image  -
AM 624 4° (624) 86, 9 - 86, 13  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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