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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, 142

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2 — Anon Leið 2VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 142.

Fyrr kveðk frægjan harra
fagrgims, þanns ræðr himni,
hás at hróðri þessum
hreggranns an kyn seggja.
Æstik aflamestan
orðgnóttar mér dróttin;
hrœrð skulu mín til mærðar
málgǫgn, en lið þagni.

Kveðk {frægjan harra {fagrgims {hás hreggranns}}}, þanns ræðr himni, at hróðri þessum fyrr an kyn seggja. Æstik aflamestan dróttin orðgnóttar mér; málgǫgn mín skulu hrœrð til mærðar, en lið þagni.

I call upon {the famous king {of the fair jewel {of the high storm-house}}} [SKY/HEAVEN > SUN > = God], the one who rules heaven, [to hear] this praise-poem before the kinsfolk of men. I request the most powerful lord for word-abundance for myself; my speech-organs shall be stirred into praise, and let the people keep silent.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [2]. Leiðarvísan 2 (AI, 618; BI, 622); Skald I, 302-3; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 57, Rydberg 1907, 4, Attwood 1996a, 60, 171.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 10r, 41 - 10r, 43  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 85, 14 - 85, 18  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
Lbs 444 4°x (444x) -  
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