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Anon Leið 35VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 35’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 171.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan
343536

dǫglingr ‘the king’

dǫglingr (noun m.; °; -ar): king, ruler

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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myni ‘will’

munu (verb): will, must

[2] myni: ‘mune’ B, 624

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lopts ‘of the loft’

loft (noun n.): air, sky

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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lopts ‘of the loft’

loft (noun n.): air, sky

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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ljós ‘of the light’

ljós (noun n.; °ljóss; -): light < ljósgim (noun n.)

[4] ljósgims: ljóðgims B, ‘hliod fims’ 624

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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ljós ‘of the light’

ljós (noun n.; °ljóss; -): light < ljósgim (noun n.)

[4] ljósgims: ljóðgims B, ‘hliod fims’ 624

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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ljós ‘of the light’

ljós (noun n.; °ljóss; -): light < ljósgim (noun n.)

[4] ljósgims: ljóðgims B, ‘hliod fims’ 624

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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gims ‘jewel’

gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < ljósgim (noun n.)gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < ljóðgim (noun n.)

[4] ljósgims: ljóðgims B, ‘hliod fims’ 624

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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gims ‘jewel’

gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < ljósgim (noun n.)gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < ljóðgim (noun n.)

[4] ljósgims: ljóðgims B, ‘hliod fims’ 624

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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gims ‘jewel’

gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < ljósgim (noun n.)gim (noun n.): gem, jewel < ljóðgim (noun n.)

[4] ljósgims: ljóðgims B, ‘hliod fims’ 624

kennings

dǫglingr lopts ljósgims
‘the king of the loft of the light-jewel ’
   = God

the light-jewel → SUN
the loft of the SUN → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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aldri ‘never’

aldri (adv.): never

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stríða ‘severe’

stríðr (adj.): harsh

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drótt ‘the people’

1. drótt (noun f.): troop

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sikling ‘the prince’

siklingr (noun m.; °; -ar): king, ruler

kennings

sikling sólvangs
‘the prince of the sun-plain ’
   = God

the sun-plain → SKY/HEAVEN
the prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[7-8] sikling sólvangs ‘the prince of the sun-plain [SKY/HEAVEN > = God ( = Christ)]’: Although sólvangr ‘sun-plain’ is hap. leg., the kenning is reminiscent of siklingr landa sólar ‘prince of the lands of the sun’, used of Christ in 26/1-2. Similar are the God-kennings siklingr bóls sólar ‘prince of the abode of the sun’ in Geisl 67/5-6 and siklingr ranns sólar ‘prince of the house of the sun’ in Gamlkan Jóndr 1/5.

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sátta ‘for reconciliation’

sátt (noun f.; °-ar; -ir): settlement

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sól ‘of the sun-’

sól (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir): sun < sólvangr (noun m.)

kennings

sikling sólvangs
‘the prince of the sun-plain ’
   = God

the sun-plain → SKY/HEAVEN
the prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[7-8] sikling sólvangs ‘the prince of the sun-plain [SKY/HEAVEN > = God ( = Christ)]’: Although sólvangr ‘sun-plain’ is hap. leg., the kenning is reminiscent of siklingr landa sólar ‘prince of the lands of the sun’, used of Christ in 26/1-2. Similar are the God-kennings siklingr bóls sólar ‘prince of the abode of the sun’ in Geisl 67/5-6 and siklingr ranns sólar ‘prince of the house of the sun’ in Gamlkan Jóndr 1/5.

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sól ‘of the sun-’

sól (noun f.; °-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir): sun < sólvangr (noun m.)

kennings

sikling sólvangs
‘the prince of the sun-plain ’
   = God

the sun-plain → SKY/HEAVEN
the prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[7-8] sikling sólvangs ‘the prince of the sun-plain [SKY/HEAVEN > = God ( = Christ)]’: Although sólvangr ‘sun-plain’ is hap. leg., the kenning is reminiscent of siklingr landa sólar ‘prince of the lands of the sun’, used of Christ in 26/1-2. Similar are the God-kennings siklingr bóls sólar ‘prince of the abode of the sun’ in Geisl 67/5-6 and siklingr ranns sólar ‘prince of the house of the sun’ in Gamlkan Jóndr 1/5.

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vangs ‘plain’

1. vangr (noun m.): field, plain < sólvangr (noun m.)

kennings

sikling sólvangs
‘the prince of the sun-plain ’
   = God

the sun-plain → SKY/HEAVEN
the prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[7-8] sikling sólvangs ‘the prince of the sun-plain [SKY/HEAVEN > = God ( = Christ)]’: Although sólvangr ‘sun-plain’ is hap. leg., the kenning is reminiscent of siklingr landa sólar ‘prince of the lands of the sun’, used of Christ in 26/1-2. Similar are the God-kennings siklingr bóls sólar ‘prince of the abode of the sun’ in Geisl 67/5-6 and siklingr ranns sólar ‘prince of the house of the sun’ in Gamlkan Jóndr 1/5.

Close

vangs ‘plain’

1. vangr (noun m.): field, plain < sólvangr (noun m.)

kennings

sikling sólvangs
‘the prince of the sun-plain ’
   = God

the sun-plain → SKY/HEAVEN
the prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[7-8] sikling sólvangs ‘the prince of the sun-plain [SKY/HEAVEN > = God ( = Christ)]’: Although sólvangr ‘sun-plain’ is hap. leg., the kenning is reminiscent of siklingr landa sólar ‘prince of the lands of the sun’, used of Christ in 26/1-2. Similar are the God-kennings siklingr bóls sólar ‘prince of the abode of the sun’ in Geisl 67/5-6 and siklingr ranns sólar ‘prince of the house of the sun’ in Gamlkan Jóndr 1/5.

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St. 35 is the last in 624. — [5-8]: This helmingr is very similar to the account of the Second Coming and Last Judgement in Has 37/5-8.

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