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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. 1. Nikulásdrápa (Nikdr) - 3

2.3: Nikulásdrápa (‘Drápa about Nikulás’) — Anon NikdrIII

Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Nikulásdrápa’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 565. <> (accessed 8 December 2021)

stanzas:  1   2   3 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. [2]. Nikulásdrápa (AII, 160, BII, 174-5); stanzas (if different): 1 | 2 | 3

in texts: FoGT, Gramm

SkP info: III, 565

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1 Firð stóð í bygð breiðri
borg Pátera sorgum,
mest áðr lýðr frá losta
lítt gættr í bý fættiz.
The city of Patara, removed from sorrows, stood in a broad settlement, until the people, not at all guarded against lust, diminished greatly in the town.
2 Öll þing boða eingla
eining í þrenningu
órofnuðu jafnan
alls grams lofi framda.
All the assemblies of angels proclaim unity in the Trinity, always worshipped with unbroken praise of the ruler of all [= God].
3 Jón laut í höll hreinum
hjarta sals hins bjarta
meyjar mannvitsfrægrar
mildingi bragninga.
John bowed to the pure ruler of princes [= God (= Christ)] in the hall of the bright chamber of the heart [BREAST > WOMB] of the maiden famous of understanding.
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated