Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

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Pétrsdrápa (‘Drápa about the Apostle Peter’) — Anon PétVII

David McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Pétrsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 796-844.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder, Pétrsdrápa (AII, 500-8, BII, 545-58)

SkP info: VII, 829-30

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39 — Anon Pét 39VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 39’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 829-30.

Beið, þó að styrjöld stæði,
stálharðr, en guð varði;
snúða liet happa hlæðir
herferð og brá sverði.
Sneið af eyra íðinn
ástverka þræl sterkum,
áðr en andlags gæðir
umgerðar batt sverði.

Stálharðr beið, þó að styrjöld stæði, en varði guð; {hlæðir happa} liet snúða herferð, og brá sverði. Íðinn ástverka sneið af eyra sterkum þræl, áðr en {gæðir andlags} batt umgerðar sverði.

Steel-hard he stood firm, though conflict took place, and defended God; {the accumulator of blessings} [HOLY MAN = Peter] made battle hasten, and drew his sword. Zealous for acts of devotion he cut off the ear of a strong slave, before {the strengthener of the counterthrust} [WARRIOR = Peter] fastened the bindings on the sword [i.e. returned his sword to its scabbard].

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 39 (AII, 506; BII, 554); Skald II, 304, NN §§1740, 2880; Kahle 1898, 86-7, 111.

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AM 621 4° (621) 59r, 21 - 59r, 23  transcr.  image  
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