Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Lil 83VII l. 8

leysiz — be freed

lemma:

leysa (verb): release, loosen, redeem

readings:

[8] leysiz: þá lokkazt 99a, 705ˣ, lokkiz 622, þá er leysiz Vb, 41 8°ˣ

notes:

[8] leysiz önd af böndum holdsins ‘the soul is freed from the bonds of the flesh’: The idiom occurs both as leysa band and leysa ór böndum (ONP: band 6). Cf. the prayer of S. Blaise: Nu miɴiſc dróttiɴ miín nu er tękilig tiþ ſu er mer byriar at leyſac or bondom licamſ oc fara til criſtz ‘Now I think, my Lord, the time is fitting when I should be released from the bonds of the body and go to Christ’ (Finnur Jónsson 1927, 35).

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