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Anon Leið 17VII

Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan 17’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 156.

Anonymous PoemsLeiðarvísan
161718

Hás ‘of the high’

3. hár (adj.; °-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr): high

kennings

Jǫfurr hás hreggranns
‘The prince of the high storm-house ’
   = God

the high storm-house → SKY/HEAVEN
The prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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Hás ‘of the high’

3. hár (adj.; °-van; compar. hǽrri, superl. hǽstr): high

kennings

Jǫfurr hás hreggranns
‘The prince of the high storm-house ’
   = God

the high storm-house → SKY/HEAVEN
The prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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hregg ‘storm’

hregg (noun n.): storm < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

Jǫfurr hás hreggranns
‘The prince of the high storm-house ’
   = God

the high storm-house → SKY/HEAVEN
The prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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hregg ‘storm’

hregg (noun n.): storm < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

Jǫfurr hás hreggranns
‘The prince of the high storm-house ’
   = God

the high storm-house → SKY/HEAVEN
The prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

ranns ‘house’

rann (noun n.): house, hall < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

Jǫfurr hás hreggranns
‘The prince of the high storm-house ’
   = God

the high storm-house → SKY/HEAVEN
The prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

ranns ‘house’

rann (noun n.): house, hall < hreggrann (noun m.): storm-house

kennings

Jǫfurr hás hreggranns
‘The prince of the high storm-house ’
   = God

the high storm-house → SKY/HEAVEN
The prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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jǫfurr ‘The prince’

jǫfurr (noun m.): ruler, prince

[2] jǫfurr: ‘io᷎fu[...]’ B, ‘iofur’ 624

kennings

Jǫfurr hás hreggranns
‘The prince of the high storm-house ’
   = God

the high storm-house → SKY/HEAVEN
The prince of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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lætr ‘makes it possible’

láta (verb): let, have sth done

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gótt ‘a good’

góðr (adj.): good

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ǫðlask ‘to achieve’

ǫðla (verb): gain

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sem ‘as well as’

sem (conj.): as, which

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Lúta ‘bow down’

1. lúta (verb): (strong)

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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englar ‘Angels’

1. engill (noun m.; °engils; englar): angel

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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ítrum ‘the glorious’

ítr (adj.): glorious

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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ótt ‘fear’

ótti (noun m.; °-a): fear < óttlauss (adj.): fearless

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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laust ‘lessly’

lauss (adj.; °compar. lausari): loose, free, without < óttlauss (adj.): fearless

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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ok ‘and’

3. ok (conj.): and, but; also

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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lið ‘people’

lið (noun n.; °-s; -): retinue, troop

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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dróttni ‘Lord’

dróttinn (noun m.; °dróttins, dat. dróttni (drottini [$1049$]); dróttnar): lord, master

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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einn ‘alone’

2. einn (pron.; °decl. cf. einn num.): one, alone

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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es ‘is’

2. vera (verb): be, is, was, were, are, am

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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siklingr ‘the king’

siklingr (noun m.; °; -ar): king, ruler

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

kennings

siklingr setrs sunnu
‘the king of the seat of the sun ’
   = God

the seat of the sun → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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sunnu ‘of the sun’

sunna (noun f.): sun

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

kennings

siklingr setrs sunnu
‘the king of the seat of the sun ’
   = God

the seat of the sun → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

sunnu ‘of the sun’

sunna (noun f.): sun

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

kennings

siklingr setrs sunnu
‘the king of the seat of the sun ’
   = God

the seat of the sun → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

setrs ‘of the seat’

setr (noun n.; °-s; -): seat, abode

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

kennings

siklingr setrs sunnu
‘the king of the seat of the sun ’
   = God

the seat of the sun → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

setrs ‘of the seat’

setr (noun n.; °-s; -): seat, abode

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

kennings

siklingr setrs sunnu
‘the king of the seat of the sun ’
   = God

the seat of the sun → SKY/HEAVEN
the king of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
Close

hvívetna ‘than everything else’

hvívetna (adv.): everything else

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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betri ‘better’

betri (adj. comp.; °superl. beztr/baztr; pos. „ góðr adj.): better, best

[5-8] abbrev. as ‘Luta einglar itrum’ B, 624

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[5-8]: First repetition of the first stef, indicated by an obelos in the left-hand margin of fol. 10v.

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