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Anon Leið 15VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 154.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan
141516

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Kristr setti frið fastan
fimr meðal láðs ok himna
— nauðr es þegnum þýðask
þann veg — goðs ok manna,
ok dáðskreyttan dróttinn
dags hallar frið lagði
— þat vas sunnudag — sinnar
snjallr meðal skepnu allrar.

Fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna, goðs ok manna — nauðr es þegnum þýðask þann veg —, ok {snjallr dróttinn {dags hallar}} lagði dáðskreyttan frið meðal allrar skepnu sinnar; þat vas sunnudag.
 
‘Nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens, God and men — it is necessary for men to receive that glory —, and the valiant lord of the day’s hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] laid down deed-adorned peace throughout his entire creation; that was on a Sunday.

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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 15: AI, 621, BI, 626, Skald I, 304, NN §2983; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 61, Rydberg 1907, 6, Attwood 1996a, 63-4, 174.

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