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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Andréasdrápa (Andr) - 4

Andréasdrápa (‘Drápa about S. Andrew’) — Anon AndrVII

Ian McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Andréasdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 845-51.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 8]. Af et digt om Andreas, Andréasdrápa (AII, 508-9, BII, 558-9)

SkP info: VII, 848-9

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3 — Anon Andr 3VII

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Cite as: Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Andréasdrápa 3’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 848-9.

Skært ljós skugglaus birti
skein yfir krossin hreina,
þá er Andréas endi
aldr, með drottins valdi.
Sá hann guð sjálfr í dauða
sier bjóðandi þjóða
prýðir faðminn fríða;
frægð slík himinríkis.

Skært ljós skugglaus birti skein yfir hreina krossin með drottins valdi, þá er Andréas endi aldr. Hann sjálfr {prýðir þjóða} sá í dauða guð bjóðandi sier fríða faðminn; slík frægð himinríkis.

A clear light, a shadowless brightness, shone over the pure cross through the Lord’s power, when Andrew ended his life. He himself, {the adorner of nations} [HOLY MAN], saw in death God offering him his fair embrace; such [is] the fame of the heavenly kingdom.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 8]. Af et digt om Andreas 3 (AII, 508; BII, 558); Skald II, 306; NN §1757; Konráð Gíslason 1860, 558.

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AM 194 8° (194 8°) 36v, 21 - 36v, 24  image  image  image  image  
AM 669 c 4°x (669cx) 1r, 17 - 1v, 6 (Andr)  image  
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