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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

Líknarbraut (‘The Way of Grace’) — Anon LíknVII

George S. Tate 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Líknarbraut’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 228-86.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut (AII, 150-9, BII, 160-74)

SkP info: VII, 261-2

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31 — Anon Líkn 31VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 31’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 261-2.

Heill ver kross, er kallaz,
Krists mark, himins vistar
lýðs af læknis dauða
lykill mannkyni syknu;
örr því at upp lauk* harri
élskríns fyr þik sínum,
áðr þá er læst var lýðum,
lífs höll vinum öllum.

Heill ver kross, {Krists mark}, er kallaz lykill himins vistar mannkyni syknu af dauða {lýðs læknis}; því at {örr harri {élskríns}} lauk* upp fyr þik {lífs höll} öllum sínum vinum þá er áðr var læst lýðum.

Hail Cross, {Christ’s sign} [CROSS], which is called the key of heaven’s dwelling for mankind, acquitted through the death {of mankind’s healer} [= Christ]; for {the generous lord {of the storm-shrine}} [HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] opened by means of you {life’s hall} [SKY/HEAVEN] for all his friends, which was earlier locked to men.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 31 (AII, 156; BII, 168); Skald II, 89; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 44-5, Rydberg 1907, 16, 51, Kock and Meissner 1931, I, 91, Tate 1974, 76.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 50 - 11v, 52 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
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