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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, 150

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11 — Anon Leið 11VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 150.

Fárskerðir býðr fyrðum
friðkunnan dag sunnu
ýtum hollr of allan
aldr dýrliga at halda.
Gefa kvezk mætr í móti
meinhrjóðandi þjóðum
ár með ǫllum tíri
ok frið hreinan.

{Fárskerðir}, hollr ýtum, býðr fyrðum at halda dýrliga friðkunnan sunnu dag of allan aldr. {Mætr meinhrjóðandi} kvezk gefa þjóðum í móti ár ok hreinan frið með ǫllum tíri.

{The misfortune-diminisher} [= God], gracious to men, commands men to observe ceremoniously the peace-known day of the sun thoughout all ages. {The worthy harm-destroyer} [= God] says he will give the peoples in return abundance and pure peace with all glory.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 11 (AI, 620; BI, 625); Skald I, 304; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 60, Rydberg 1907, 5-6, Attwood 1996a, 62-3, 173.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10v, 11 - 10v, 13  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 87, 7 - 87, 10  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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