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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Heilagra manna drápa (Heil) - 26

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Heilagra manna drápa (‘Drápa about Holy Men’) — Anon HeilVII

Kirsten Wolf 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Heilagra manna drápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 872-90.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd, Heilagra manna drápa (AII, 511-16, BII, 562-9)

SkP info: VII, 879

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9 — Anon Heil 9VII

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Cite as: Kirsten Wolf (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 879.

Frjóvaz láttu, frumtígn vífa,
fríðust orð til stefjasmíðis,
móðir sæt og miskunn þýðust
mín, ástvinum guðs og þínum.
Skírir menn hjá skapara várum
skína fagrt, er þoldu pínur;
Kristur hefir þá krafti dýstum
kórónað fyr þrautir stórar.

{Frumtígn vífa}, sæt móðir og þýðust miskunn mín, láttu fríðust orð frjóvaz til stefjasmíðis ástvinum guðs og þínum. Skírir menn, er þoldu pínur, skína fagrt hjá várum skapara; Kristur hefir kórónað þá dýstum krafti fyr stórar þrautir.

{Highest dignity among women} [= Mary], sweet mother and my kindest mercy, let the most beautiful words ripen into the composition of refrains in honour of God’s dear friends and yours. Pure men, who suffered torments, shine beautifully with our Creator; Christ has crowned them with the most glorious power for their great struggles.

Mss: 720a VI(1v)

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 10]. Af et digt om hellige mænd 9: AII, 513, BII, 564, Skald II, 309, NN §1763, Jón Þorkelsson 1888, 79 (ll. 5-8 only); Kahle 1898, 92, 112.

Notes: [2] stefjasmíðis (nom. stefjasmíñi) ‘composition of refrains’: The stef was a necessary component of the drápa form. — [5-8]: A sign at the end of the l. in 720a VI (identical to that in st. 4) indicates that this is a refrain, possibly the drápa’s second if st. 4b represents the remnant of a first. See Note to st. 4/5-8.

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