Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Andréasdrápa, 4 [Vol. 7, 849-51]

[5] mítis ‘gentle’: The Lat. epithet may recall the hymn for the feast of S. Andrew (30 Nov.): Andrea pie, sanctorum mitissime ‘Pious Andrew, most gentle of saints’ (see AH 51, 121, no. 107; AH 2, 71, no. 90; cf. Ordo Nidr. 295/14; CH, 83; DH, 106), a conventional description of Andrew in later hymns to the Apostle; cf. Mone 1853-5, III, 96, no. 695/5-7.


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