Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

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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, 262-4

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32 — Anon Líkn 32VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 32’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 262-4.

Heims, bart hvössum saumi,
hjálpsterkr, friðarmerki,
lýðr at lausn of næði,
limu Krists við þik nista.
Mátt af dreyra dróttins
dags reitar því heita
blíðs ok bitrum dauða
blómi helgra dóma.

Hjálpsterkr, {friðarmerki heims}, bart limu Krists nista við þik hvössum saumi at lýðr of næði lausn. Því mátt heita blómi helgra dóma af dreyra ok bitrum dauða {blíðs dróttins {dags reitar}}.

Help-strong one, {peace-sign of the world} [CROSS], you bore the limbs of Christ pinned to you with sharp nail-stitching, so that mankind might obtain liberation. Therefore you can be called the blossom of relics on account of the blood and bitter death {of the tender lord {of day’s furrow}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)].

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 32 (AII, 156; BII, 168); Skald II, 89, NN §1394; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 45, Rydberg 1907, 16-17, 51, Tate 1974, 77.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 52 - 12r, 1 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
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