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. Brepols, Turnhout, 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, 800-1

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5 — Anon Pét 5VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 5’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 800-1.

Nú bið eg dapr af dauða
dáligum mier sálar
miskunnar og mönnum
milding himins gildan.
Guði næst trúast treystir
tárfeld þjóð hans móðir;
hjálp er og heimsins stólpi
hlíf styrk konungr vífa.

Nú, dapr af dauða, bið eg {gildan milding himins} sálar miskunnar dáligum mier og mönnum. Næst guði treystir tárfeld þjóð trúast hans móðir; {konungr vífa} er hjálp, styrk hlíf og stólpi heimsins.

Now, downcast on account of death, I ask {the excellent king of heaven} [= God] for soul’s mercy for wretched me and for men. Next after God the tearful race trusts most faithfully in his mother; the king of women is the help, strong defence and pillar of the world.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 5 (AII, 501; BII, 546); Skald II, 299, NN §1713; Konráð Gíslason 1860, 557, Kahle 1898, 79, 109.

sources

AM 621 4° (621) 57v, 17 - 57v, 19 (Pétr)  transcr.  image  
AM 621 4° (621) 23r - 23r (Pétr)  transcr.  image  
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