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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Máríudrápa (Mdr) - 43

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Máríudrápa (‘Drápa about Mary’) — Anon MdrVII

Katrina Attwood 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríudrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 476-514.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 1]. En drape om jomfru Maria (Máríudrápa), Begyndelsen mangler åbenbart. (AII, 464-72, BII, 496-505)

SkP info: VII, 496

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21 — Anon Mdr 21VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 496.

Heitur glyggranns gætir
góðr vegligri móður
sinni sier að unna;
satt mál er það sálum.
Lofar þá er öllum er efri
ein riett í veg hreinum,
— Kristr skipar hjá sier hæsta
heims drottning — lið* beima.

{Góðr gætir {glyggranns}} heitur vegligri móður sinni að unna sier; það er satt mál sálum. Lið* beima lofar, þá er ein er riett efri öllum í hreinum veg; Kristr skipar {hæsta drottning heims} hjá sier.

{The good guardian {of the storm-house}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] promises his glorious mother to love her; that is a true agreement for souls. The company of men praises the one who alone, rightly is higher than all in pure honour; Christ establishes {the highest queen of the world} [= Mary] beside himself.

Mss: B(14r), 399a-bˣ

Readings: [1] glyggranns: so 399a‑bˣ, ‘gl[...]grannz’ B    [5-8] abbrev. as ‘Lofar þa er o᷎llum er efri.’ B

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 1]. En drape om jomfru Maria (Máríudrápa) 21: AII, 468, BII, 501, Skald II, 274, NN §1648; Rydberg 1907, 36, 55, Attwood 1996a, 107, 308.

Notes: [1] gætir glyggranns ‘guardian of the storm-house [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)]’: Cf. the similar kenning gramr glyggranns ‘prince of the storm-house’ in Mark Frag 1III. See also Líkn 28/3-4 and Pét 46/6. — [4] sálum ‘for souls’: Kock (NN §1648) objects that this makes for excessive s-alliteration and emends to hála ‘highly, ardently’ (?). — [5-8]: Repetition of the first stef, previously given in sts 3 and 12, is indicated by an obelos in the right margin of 14r/7.

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