skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Anon Leið 36VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 36’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 172.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan
353637

Dag ‘day’

dagr (noun m.; °-s, dat. degi/dag/dagi(Thom¹ 332¹‡n.); -ar): day

notes

[1] dag metr sinn: Note the deliberate similarity to the opening ll. of sts. 30 – Dag reið sinn – and 31 – Dag reis sinn.

Close

metr ‘rates’

2. meta (verb): measure, value, assess

notes

[1] dag metr sinn: Note the deliberate similarity to the opening ll. of sts. 30 – Dag reið sinn – and 31 – Dag reis sinn.

Close

sinn ‘his’

3. sinn (pron.; °f. sín, n. sitt): (refl. poss. pron.)

notes

[1] dag metr sinn: Note the deliberate similarity to the opening ll. of sts. 30 – Dag reið sinn – and 31 – Dag reis sinn.

Close

snjallastr ‘The most valiant’

snjallr (adj.): quick, resourceful, bold

kennings

Snjallastr konungr allra,
‘The most valiant king of all, ’
   = God

The most valiant king of all, → God
Close

konungr ‘king’

konungr (noun m.; °dat. -i, -s; -ar): king

kennings

Snjallastr konungr allra,
‘The most valiant king of all, ’
   = God

The most valiant king of all, → God
Close

allra ‘of all’

allr (adj.): all

kennings

Snjallastr konungr allra,
‘The most valiant king of all, ’
   = God

The most valiant king of all, → God
Close

al ‘most’

al- ((prefix)): very < alfríðr (adj.): very fine

[4] alfríðar: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘alf[...]dar’ B

Close

fríðar ‘glorious’

fríðr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): beautiful, fair < alfríðr (adj.): very fine

[4] alfríðar: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘alf[...]dar’ B

Close

dýrligs ‘of the glorious’

dýrligr (adj.; °compar. -ri, superl. -astr/-(a)st-): glorious, precious

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

verka ‘of deeds’

verki (noun m.; °-a): deed, work

kennings

Drjúgmǫrg hǫfuðmerki verka
‘Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds ’
   = HOLY WRITINGS

Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds → HOLY WRITINGS
Close

dáð ‘deed’

dáð (noun f.; °; -ir): feat, deed < dáðsterkr (adj.)

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

sterks ‘strong’

sterkr (adj.): strong < dáðsterkr (adj.)

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

hǫfuð ‘chief’

hǫfuð (noun n.; °-s; -): head < hǫfuðmerki (noun n.)

kennings

Drjúgmǫrg hǫfuðmerki verka
‘Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds ’
   = HOLY WRITINGS

Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds → HOLY WRITINGS
Close

merki ‘testimonies’

1. merki (noun n.; °-s: -): banner, sign < hǫfuðmerki (noun n.)

kennings

Drjúgmǫrg hǫfuðmerki verka
‘Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds ’
   = HOLY WRITINGS

Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds → HOLY WRITINGS
Close

segjum ‘we [I] tell’

segja (verb): say, tell

Close

dróttins ‘lord’

dróttinn (noun m.; °dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar): lord, master

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

drjúg ‘Very’

drjúgr (adj.; °compar. -ari (drýgari [$1033$] „ ms. 56v‰, superl. -astr): very, excessive < drjúgmargr (adj.)

kennings

Drjúgmǫrg hǫfuðmerki verka
‘Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds ’
   = HOLY WRITINGS

Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds → HOLY WRITINGS
Close

mǫrg ‘numerous’

2. margr (adj.; °-an): many < drjúgmargr (adj.)

kennings

Drjúgmǫrg hǫfuðmerki verka
‘Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds ’
   = HOLY WRITINGS

Very numerous chief testimonies of deeds → HOLY WRITINGS
Close

himin ‘of the heaven’

himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky < himintarga (noun f.)

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

himin ‘of the heaven’

himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky < himintarga (noun f.)

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

tǫrgu ‘shield’

targa (noun f.; °*-u; *-ur): shield < himintarga (noun f.)

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

tǫrgu ‘shield’

targa (noun f.; °*-u; *-ur): shield < himintarga (noun f.)

kennings

dýrligs dáðsterks dróttins himintǫrgu;
‘of the glorious, deed-strong lord of the heaven-shield; ’
   = God

the heaven-shield; → SKY/HEAVEN
the glorious, deed-strong lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

Interactive view: tap on words in the text for notes and glosses

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Stanza/chapter/text segment

Use the buttons at the top of the page to navigate between stanzas in a poem.

Information tab

Interactive tab

The text and translation are given here, with buttons to toggle whether the text is shown in the verse order or prose word order. Clicking on indiviudal words gives dictionary links, variant readings, kennings and notes, where relevant.

Full text tab

This is the text of the edition in a similar format to how the edition appears in the printed volumes.

Chapter/text segment

This view is also used for chapters and other text segments. Not all the headings shown are relevant to such sections.