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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, 141-2

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1 — Anon Leið 1VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 1’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 141-2.

Þinn óð sem ek inni
allskjótt, salar fjalla,
harðla brátt til hróðrar,
harri, munn ok varrar.
Mér gefi dǫglingr dýra
dœmistóls ok sólar,
enn svát ek mega, sanna
orðgnótt, lofa dróttin.

Ek sem inni þinn óð, munn ok varrar, allskjótt, harðla brátt til hróðrar, {harri {salar fjalla}}. {Dǫglingr dœmistóls ok sólar} gefi mér dýra, sanna orðgnótt, svát ek mega enn lofa dróttin.

I arrange your poem inwardly, [and] my mouth and lips very quickly, very briskly for praise, {lord {of the hall of the mountains}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]. May {the king of the judgement-seat and of the sun} [= God] give me precious, true word-abundance, so that I may again praise the Lord.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 1 (AI, 618; BI, 622); Skald I, 302, NN §§1257, 1258, 2991D; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 57, Rydberg 1907, 4, Attwood 1996a 60, 171.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10r, 39 - 10r, 41  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 85, 9 - 85, 13  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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