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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, 147-9

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9 — Anon Leið 9VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 147-9.

Hætt kveðr heilagr dróttinn
hyrskerðǫndum verða
arms, þeims eigi þyrma
alfríðs sonar tíðum.
Því ro fluggreddar fœddir
fleins með ýmsum meinum;
bæði bǫrn ok móðir
báglundask fyr stundum.

 

The Holy Lord says it will become dangerous {for the diminishers {of the fire of the arm}}, [(lit. ‘arm’s fire-diminishers’) GOLD > GENEROUS MEN] for those who do not respect the festivals of the altogether beautiful Son. Therefore {nourishers {of spear-flight}} [(lit. ‘flight-nourishers of the spear’) BATTLE > WARRIORS] are born with various defects; both children and their mother quarrel from time to time.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 9 (AI, 620; BI, 624); Skald I, 303, NN §§1260, 2557; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 59, Rydberg 1907, 5, Attwood 1996a, 61-2, 173.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 7 - 10v, 9  transcr.  image  image  image  image  -
AM 624 4° (624) 86, 22 - 87, 2  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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