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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

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Líknarbraut (‘The Way of Grace’) — Anon LíknVII

George S. Tate 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Líknarbraut’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 228-86.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut (AII, 150-9, BII, 160-74)

SkP info: VII, 247-8

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16 — Anon Líkn 16VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 16’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 247-8.

Nisti ferð í frosti
fárlunduð við tré sáran
— vasa hann verðugr písla —
várn græðara járnum.
Glymr varð hár af hömrum
heyrðr, þá er nagla keyrðu
hjálms gnýviðir hilmi
hófs í ristr ok lófa.

 

A harm-minded host nailed our wounded Saviour with irons to the tree in the frost; he was not deserving of torment. High clanging was heard from hammers, when {the trees of {the din of the helmet}} [(lit. ‘din-trees of the helmet’) BATTLE > WARRIORS] drove nails into the insteps and palms {of the prince of moderation}. [VIRTUOUS RULER = Christ]

notes: [7-8]: cf. Anon Mgr 15 1/2: ... hilmi sólar | hófu, enn keyrðu í ristr ok lófa.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 16 (AII, 153; BII, 164); Skald II, 87; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 40, Rydberg 1907, 14, 49, Tate 1974, 61.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 22 - 11v, 24 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
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