Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Leiðarvísan (Leið) - 45

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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, 160-1

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22 — Anon Leið 22VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 22’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 160-1.

Engill kom við unga
allheppinn mey spjalla,
burð ok buðlungs dýrðar
bauð hann frǫmum svanna.
Brims tók bjǫrk in fremsta
brands við helgum anda;
sú hefk frétt at dag dróttins
dýrð framm komin yrði.

Allheppinn engill kom spjalla við unga mey, ok hann bauð frǫmum svanna burð {buðlungs dýrðar}. {In fremsta bjǫrk {brands brims}} tók við helgum anda; hefk frétt, at sú dýrð yrði framm komin dróttins dag.

An altogether fortunate angel came to speak with a young maiden, and he announced to the foremost lady the birth {of the king of glory} [= God (= Christ)]. {The foremost birch {of the fire of the sea}} [GOLD > WOMAN] received the Holy Spirit; I have heard that this glory was brought about on the Lord’s day.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 22 (AI, 622; BI, 627-8); Skald I, 305; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 63, Rydberg 1907, 7, Attwood 1996a, 65, 176.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 34 - 10v, 37  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 88, 25 - 88, 28  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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