Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Lil 83VII l. 8

af — from


af (prep.): from


[8] af: frá 99a, Vb, 41 8°ˣ


[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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