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Anon Líkn 20VII

George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 20’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 250-1.

Anonymous PoemsLíknarbraut
192021

text and translation

Enn und hægri hendi
hyggjublíðr á síðu
hlaut af hvössu spjóti
höfugt sár konungr jöfra.
Árveitis rann ýta
eirsanns ór ben þeiri
— hugum skyldu þat höldar
heyra — vatn ok dreyri.

Enn á síðu und hægri hendi hlaut {hyggjublíðr konungr jöfra} höfugt sár af hvössu spjóti. Vatn ok dreyri rann ór þeiri ben {eirsanns árveitis ýta}; höldar skyldu heyra þat hugum.
 
‘Yet on his side under the right arm the thought-tender king of princes [RULER = Christ] received a heavy wound from a sharp spear. Water and blood flowed out of that wound of the mercy-true abundance-giver of men [= God (= Christ)]; men should hear that in their thoughts.

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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.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], C. 1. Líknarbraut 20: AII, 154, BII, 165, Skald II, 87, NN §3279; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 41, Rydberg 1907, 14-15, 50, Tate 1974, 65.

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