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Anon Leið 7VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 146.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan
678

text and translation

Varð bréf, þats guð gerði
geðsnjallr ok lét falla
— vôns á gipt — á grœna
grund, sunnudag fundit.
Bók* réðu þá blíðir
byrskíðs viðir síðan
— verðr, sás vensk á dýrðir,
vítr — gollstǫfum ritna.

Bréf, þats geðsnjallr guð gerði ok lét falla á grœna grund, varð fundit sunnudag; vôns á gipt. {Blíðir viðir {byrskíðs}} réðu síðan þá bók*, ritna gollstǫfum; verðr vítr, sás vensk á dýrðir.
 
‘The letter, which valiant-minded God made and let fall onto the green ground, was discovered on a Sunday; there is an expectation of grace. Gentle trees of the wind-ski [SHIP > SEAFARERS] later interpreted that book, written with gold letters; he will become wise who accustoms himself to glories.

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Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [2]. Leiðarvísan 7: AI, 619, BI, 624, Skald I, 303, NN §3248; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 59, Rydberg 1907, 5, Attwood 1996a, 61, 172.

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