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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Máríudrápa (Mdr) - 43

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, 501-2

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28 — Anon Mdr 28VII

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Cite as: Katrina Attwood (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 501-2.

Kaup veit dýrt fyr drápu,
drottning himins og gotna;
hróðr nemi höldar kvæðis;
hef eg slæm en lýk stefjum.
Þá … ór gröf grýttri
gaft, mær, bragar stæri
blindum, björt, að venda
braut og styrk ….

{Drottning himins og gotna}, veit dýrt kaup fyr drápu; höldar nemi hróðr kvæðis; eg hef slæm en lýk stefjum. Björt mær, þá gaft {blindum stæri bragar} … að venda braut ór grýttri gröf og styrk ….

{Queen of heaven and of men} [= Mary], grant a precious reward for the drápa; may men learn the praise of the poem; I begin the slœmr and finish the refrains. Bright maiden, then you gave {the blind increaser of the poem} [POET] … to turn away from a stony grave and strength ….

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 1]. En drape om jomfru Maria (Máríudrápa) 28 (AII, 469; BII, 502); Skald II, 274, NN §1653; Rydberg 1907, 37, 56, Attwood 1996a, 109, 310.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 14r, 19 - 14r, 22 (Mdr)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
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