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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

Kristr ‘Christ’

Kristr (noun m.; °-s/-, dat. -i; -ar): Christ

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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setti ‘established’

setja (verb): place, set, establish

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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frið ‘peace’

friðr (noun m.): peace

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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fastan ‘firm’

fastr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): firm, fast

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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fimr ‘Nimble’

fimr (adj.; °compar. -ari, superl. -astr): agile, deft

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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meðal ‘between’

meðal (prep.): between

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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láðs ‘earth’

2. láð (noun n.): earth, land

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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ok ‘and’

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

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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himna ‘heavens’

himinn (noun m.; °himins, dat. himni; himnar): heaven, sky

notes

[1-2] fimr Kristr setti fastan frið meðal láðs ok himna ‘nimble Christ established firm peace between earth and heavens’: This event is not directly paralleled in any other version of the Sunday List. It may be an oblique reference to the Fall of Lucifer described in Isa. XIV.12-20.

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þýðask ‘to receive’

2. þýða (verb): interpret

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dáð ‘deed’

dáð (noun f.; °; -ir): feat, deed < dáðskreyttr (adj.)

[5] dáðskreyttan: skreyttan dáð 624

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skreyttan ‘adorned’

skreyta (verb): adorn < dáðskreyttr (adj.)

[5] dáðskreyttan: skreyttan dáð 624

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dróttinn ‘lord’

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

kennings

snjallr dróttinn dags hallar
‘the valiant lord of the day’s hall ’
   = God

the day’s hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the valiant lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5-6] dróttinn dags hallar ‘lord of the day’s hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: Cf. gramr dags hallar ‘prince of the day’s hall’ in 45/6.

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dags ‘of the day’s’

dagr (noun m.; °-s, dat. degi/dag/dagi(Thom¹ 332¹‡n.); -ar): day

kennings

snjallr dróttinn dags hallar
‘the valiant lord of the day’s hall ’
   = God

the day’s hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the valiant lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5-6] dróttinn dags hallar ‘lord of the day’s hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: Cf. gramr dags hallar ‘prince of the day’s hall’ in 45/6.

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dags ‘of the day’s’

dagr (noun m.; °-s, dat. degi/dag/dagi(Thom¹ 332¹‡n.); -ar): day

kennings

snjallr dróttinn dags hallar
‘the valiant lord of the day’s hall ’
   = God

the day’s hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the valiant lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5-6] dróttinn dags hallar ‘lord of the day’s hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: Cf. gramr dags hallar ‘prince of the day’s hall’ in 45/6.

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hallar ‘hall’

1. hǫll (noun f.; °hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir): hall

kennings

snjallr dróttinn dags hallar
‘the valiant lord of the day’s hall ’
   = God

the day’s hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the valiant lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5-6] dróttinn dags hallar ‘lord of the day’s hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: Cf. gramr dags hallar ‘prince of the day’s hall’ in 45/6.

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hallar ‘hall’

1. hǫll (noun f.; °hallar, dat. -u/-; hallir): hall

kennings

snjallr dróttinn dags hallar
‘the valiant lord of the day’s hall ’
   = God

the day’s hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the valiant lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God

notes

[5-6] dróttinn dags hallar ‘lord of the day’s hall [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]’: Cf. gramr dags hallar ‘prince of the day’s hall’ in 45/6.

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lagði ‘laid down’

leggja (verb): put, lay

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snjallr ‘the valiant’

snjallr (adj.): quick, resourceful, bold

kennings

snjallr dróttinn dags hallar
‘the valiant lord of the day’s hall ’
   = God

the day’s hall → SKY/HEAVEN
the valiant lord of the SKY/HEAVEN → God
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meðal ‘throughout’

meðal (prep.): between

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skepnu ‘creation’

skepna (noun f.; °-u; -ur): creation

[8] skepnu: so 624, ‘skepn[...]’ B

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allrar ‘entire’

allr (adj.): all

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