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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, 278

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42 — Anon Líkn 42VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 42’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 278.

Sett hefr sína dróttar
sigrstoð konungr roðna
blikmeiðundum blóði
bauga láðs fyr augu.
Sjá má hverr í heimi
hnossa brjótr, á krossi
dyggr hvé sinn faðm seggjum
sólstéttar gramr réttir.

{Konungr dróttar} hefr sett {sína sigrstoð} roðna blóði fyr augu {{{láðs bauga} blik} meiðundum}. {Hverr brjótr hnossa} í heimi má sjá, hvé {dyggr gramr {sólstéttar}} á krossi réttir seggjum faðm sinn.

{The king of the host} [RULER = Christ] has set {his victory-post} [CROSS], reddened with blood, before the eyes {of harmers {of the radiance {of the land of rings}}} [(lit. ‘radiance-harmers of the land of rings’) ARM > GOLD > GENEROUS MEN]. {Each breaker of treasures} [GENEROUS MAN] in the world may see how {the faithful king {of the sun’s path}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] on the Cross extends his embrace to men.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 42 (AII, 158; BII, 171); Skald II, 90, NN §1399; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 48, Rydberg 1907, 18, 52, Tate 1974, 87.

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